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Man Claims Self-Defense In Tahoe Bear Shooting

Authorities are investigating the shooting death of a bear at Lake Tahoe last week and say they already know who did it.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports an unidentified South Lake Tahoe resident said he shot the black bear Thursday night in self-defense.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife says game wardens had previously offered the man a permit to legally shoot the bear due to damage at his property but he turned it down due to fear of retribution by animal activists.

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Read the full Reno Gazette-Journal story here.