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This 90-pound yearling black bear in downtown Long Lake was shot and killed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation because it was being a nuisance and getting too close to humans because people were feeding it.

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Long Lake residents mourn black bear shot by DEC

Colleen Smith is so upset that an environmental conservation officer killed a black bear here that she’s writing a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, requesting an investigation into the incident.

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DEC shoots nuisance bear in Long Lake

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) staff shot and killed a young bear after it approached a child, getting as close as 4 feet, on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

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