Man Convicted Of Illegal Bear Baiting In AK

Alaska DFG, Bear Hunting Magazine

A 36 year-old man from Washington state reached an agreement with prosecutors yesterday and changed his plea to guilty for bear baiting without a permit and hunting in a closed area. Another charge of taking a black bear without an appropriate permit was dropped. Alaska investigators claimed he took a bear at a bait station behind his brothers house on the Glacier highway illegally.

For each of the remaining charges, the man was sentenced to ten days in jail with all ten days suspended. He was also fined a total of $8,000 with $4,000 suspended. He was ordered to pay restitution totaling $1,220 which includes the black bear that was taken. He also forfeits the hide and skull, a bow and a trail camera. His hunting privileges are revoked for a year and he will be on probation for three years.

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