Man Found Guilty Of Baiting Bear With Pastries
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (AP) – A Pennsylvania hunter has been found guilty of using pastries to illegally bait the largest bear killed in the state during the 2009 season.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission says the 39- year-old Wilkes-Barre resident was found guilty Thursday 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 (321-kilogram) bear. They say 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.