A provincial Wildlife Officer will be investigating the death of a polar bear found outside of Nain.
Simon Kohlmeister is the Conservation Officer for Nain.
He says the polar bear carcass was found over the weekend.
A resident of Nain was on a hunting trip when he came across the lifeless bear.
Kohlmeister says the man found the bear floating in the water.
He also reported to have found a number of holes in the bear’s skin.
The man believes the holes to be entrance wounds from the bullets of a gun.
The carcass was found at Ram Tickle, an area outside of Nain.
Kohlmeister hasn’t been able to get to the location due to weather conditions.
A provincial Wildlife Officer is expected to fly into the community to assist in the investigation.