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Lawsuit launched over hunting death

The widow of an American hunter who died while on a hunting trip to northern BC is suing a Burns Lake-based guiding company.

59-year-old Jeffery Cooper and two guides from Wistaria Guiding were pursuing a wounded grizzly bear in the Tahtsa Reach Forest Service area south of Houston in May, 2014.

Shirley Cooper’s lawsuit alleges her husband was accidentally shot when the animal charged out of the bush and the hunting party opened fire.

A police investigation and lengthy review by Crown Counsel determined that no charges would be laid in what RCMP termed a tragic accident.

None of the allegations have been proven in court.

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