PA Man Found Guilty In Illegal Bear Harvest

PA Board of Game Commission, Bear Hunting Magazine

A hunter has been found guilty of using pastries to illegally bait the largest bear killed in the state of Pennsylvania during the 2009 season. The Pennsylvania Game Commission says the 39-year-old Wilkes-Barre resident was found guilty and was ordered to pay $6,800 in fines and restitution, plus court costs.

Game Commission officials say the hunter admitted using bait to help him attract and kill the 707-pound bear. He first raised suspicions when he was spotted a week before the hunting season driving a truck loaded with pastries through a heavily hunted area. The man also faces the loss of hunting privileges for three years.

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