11-Year-Old Idaho Boy Shoots Problem Bear Off Front Porch

From the Teton Valley News
An 11-year-old boy killed a bear at point-blank range last Wednesday night after it wouldn't leave his family's porch. The boy was at home with his younger sisters and after seeing the bear on the front porch and not being able to get it to leave, the boy retrieved a gun and killed the animal.

Fish and Game Conservation Officer Doug Peterson said the black bear had been a problem in the area. . . .

The boy and his family are not in any trouble, and Peterson said he issued them a permit to keep the bear.