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W.Va. DNR Arrests 8 Ohio Men For Baiting Bears

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press


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Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has charged eight ohio men for using doughnuts and corn to lure and kill black bears.

DNR Capt. Michael Waugh says the eight lured bears to seven areas in Nicholas County so the animals could be shot from elevated and camouflaged stands.

Waugh says the men had been baiting bears for several years.

Two bears were discovered at the mens' base camp. Another two bears had been killed and taken out of state.

Five were arrested last Friday and were charged with either hunting bear over bait or killing a bear over bait.

The other three were arrested Sunday.

Six of the men entered pleas and received suspended jail sentences and fines.

Arraignments are pending for the other two.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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