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Game Wardens Seized A Fully-Stuffed Polar Bear From An Oklahoma Airport

It had been killed legally.

Game wardens seized an entire stuffed polar bear from an Oklahoma airport recently, according to NewsOnSix.com

The stuffed bear, which was “harvested” in 1969, was originally the property of the man who killed it. But after he died, the animal’s ownership transferred to an unnamed new owner, who wittingly or not, did not have the proper permits.

Still, it remained on display in a hangar at Jones Airport in Jenks, Oklahoma, until recently, when game wardens were tipped off to the situation after the original owner’s family came looking for it. 

The officers then hefted the bear, display case and all, in to the back of a pick-up truck, taking it into custody. It’s unclear if any charges will be filed, but it’s safe to say that this was probably the easiest bear capture the game wardens have ever seen.