Ministry of Natural Resources takes case of Perm official killing sleeping bear under its special control
Earlier, the suspected poacher published a photo of himself and a dead lynx.
The Perm Region Ministry of Natural Resources took the pre-investigation probe regarding the head of the Yukseyevsky rural settlement of the Kochevsky District, Vasily Utrobin, who killed a sleeping bear, under its direct control. Utrobin claims that the bear was insomniac and was shot during the hunting season, REN-TV reported.
“Until November 30, hunting is allowed, especially since we hunted with dogs; it is not clear, whether there is a den or a hole of some kind,” the Pyaty Kanal quotes the official as saying.
Judging by the photos, together with Utrobin, Nikolai Ilyushin, a former top manager of a large energy company, was hunting. In addition to the brown bear, the hunters shot four lynx a year earlier.
Earlier, the investigating bodies launched a probe regarding similar case in the Irkutsk Region, where Governor Sergey Levchenko shot a sleeping bear, and then took pictures with the corpse. The official said that he had killed an insomniac bear, but, according to the experts, the lair was covered with snow – the animal did not come out of it.