NY Man Arrested For Shooting Bear

Adirondack Daily, Bear Hunting Magazine

The state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) in New York arrested a Tupper Lake man Sunday for allegedly killing a black bear while camping at Horseshoe Lake in the town of Piercefield.

DEC officers charged the 29 year-old with taking a bear during the closed season, taking a bear with the aid of an artificial light and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon (all misdemeanors) as well as hunting without a license, a violation.

The man was on parole for a prior felony conviction and may not legally possess any firearm. Because of this, he was arraigned in the Clifton town court then remanded to the St. Lawrence County Jail without bail.

He allegedly shot and killed a bear that entered his campsite Friday night with one shot from a shotgun using slug ammunition. The bear was found to have been skinned and butchered, and the carcass was dumped at another location, according to the DEC.

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