Wounded during Gilford chicken coop raid, bear is euthanized
The incident occurred across from 231 Stark St. at about 8 p.m.
"There was a bear right in the chicken coop," said the woman, who asked not to be identified and was not identified by police or state Fish and Game officials.
Fish and Game Officer Ron Arsenault said the woman shot the bear with a shotgun, and the bear left the area wounded.
Arsenault said the woman was protecting personal property and a person's safety; even though it was a neighbor's property, she acted lawfully.
Fish and Game officials said it would have been better if the woman had used a rifle instead of a shotgun, as she likely would have killed the bear with a rifle.
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