Ely researcher confirms Hope the bear's death
The fears of fans of Hope the bear were realized today.
A hunter shot the bear, whose birth was covered on the Web two winters ago, on the evening of Sept. 16, according to a post on the Facebook page for Lily, Hope's mother.
According to the post, the hunter who killed Hope contacted the North American Bear Center today.
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