Wardens seize mounted polar bear from Oklahoma airport



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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma game wardens have seized a mounted polar bear that had been on display at a Tulsa airport.

Wardens confiscated the taxidermied bear Thursday night from Jones Riverside Airport. Tulsa County game warden Carlos Gomez told Tulsa television station KOTV (http://bit.ly/2ammXLW ) that the bear was legally killed in 1969 in Alaska and brought to Oklahoma.

The hunter died decades ago. His family members recently tracked down the bear at the Jones airport, where it had been on display. Gomez says the person who had been in possession of the bear didn't have paperwork to prove ownership.

Gomez says charges or citations are expected. He says the bear is valued at about $50,000.

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The story has been corrected to reflect that the TV station's call letters are KOTV, not KWTV.

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