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Resident kills black bear in Wayne County

Animal was rummaging through garbage

Frankfort, KY (December 13, 2004) - A Wayne County man, Jeff McQuire, 38, Monticello was fined $1,140 for illegally killing a black bear in District Court actions, Monday, December 13, 2004.

Wayne District Judge Mike Lawson levied the penalty, but suspended $500 of the fine on the condition McGuire not have any further hunting or fishing violations for one year. The suspended fine will be reinstated if he commits further violations.

KDFWR officers Sharkley Stonewall and Joby Gossett opened an investigation November 24th after receiving notice from National Park Service biologist Leslie Smith that the bear had been killed at an Abbott-Broadhurst Road address in the Barrier Community of Wayne County.

The investigation and interviews determined that the bear was shot the previous night while rummaging through garbage at McGuires residence.

Killing bears not legal in Kentucky
KDFWR large game biologist Jonathan Day reminded people that it is not legal to kill black bears in the Commonwealth. "Black bears were nearly eliminated from the state about 100 years ago," he said. "But they are returning to the state primarily due to natural movement from surrounding states and due of an increase in suitable habitat here in Kentucky.

"Bears are shy, secretive animals that do not need our help to find food," he said. "But they can come to associate people with food who intentionally feed them, leave scraps of food out for pets, or allow trash and garbage to collect near their homes.

"If you live in bear country, it is best to put your garbage out on the morning of collection instead of the night before," he said.
Article courtesy Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources
fw.ky.gov


This story was posted on 2004-12-29 10:00:23
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