Stark Street man shoots bear that was after chickens

GILFORD — Police report a Stark Street man shot and wounded a bear Saturday night after he saw the bear attacking his neighbor's chickens.
Det. Sgt Chris Jacques said police responded at just after 8 p.m. and searched the area for the bear. He said police found it, it had been wounded by the shotgun blast, and they euthanized it.
Jacques said the N.H. Department of Fish and Game is investigating the shooting but do not recommend people take similar action in event they see a bear or other predatory wildlife.
He said people have a right to protect livestock or themselves from wild animals but recommends calling the police or the Fish and Game rather than taking anything but evasive action.