NY Officers Charge 10 With Bear PoachingNY Fish & Wildlife, Bear Hunting Magazine
After less than two weeks into the early New York bear hunting season, state Environmental Conservation Police have charged ten men with poaching bears.
Most of the men were charged with hunting bears over bait piles. One was charged with shooting a bear using a spotlight at night. The state of New York only allows spot and stalk methods to hunt bear.
All were ticketed and three have pleaded guilty and paid fines ranging from $125 to $500.
The early Adirondack bear season opened on September 19th while the regular season will start October 24th in the Adirondacks, November 21st in the Catskills and then on November 28th in western New York.