North Carolina Sentences Ten For Illegal HuntsNorth Carolina Wildlife, Bear Hunting Magazine
A four-year investigation ended last week when ten men, between the ages of 20-55, were sentenced for their roles in a two-state illegal bear-hunting operation.
Investigators stated that the men charged also hunted other animals illegally. Two of the men in the case were convicted of providing an illegal hunting service in the North Carolina and Georgia mountains.
State and federal wildlife officials announced a series of arrests in February. You can view our original News Flash here.
The undercover operation, "Operation Something Bruin" involved state wildlife agencies, local law enforcement agencies, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service.
Most of those convicted received sentences of 30 days in prison, and most lost their hunting and fishing privileges for two years.