AL: juvenile charged in black bear shooting
Ala juvenile charged in black bear shooting
January 29, 2011
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say a juvenile is charged with killing a
protected black bear in Mobile County.
The state conservation department says a bear carcass was discovered in
woods near Creola. Evidence indicated the animal was killed shortly before
Thanksgiving and dumped in the forest.
Authorities said Friday a juvenile had been charged with violating the
Alabama Black Bear Protection Act for allegedly killing the animal. The
suspect's name wasn't released because of his age.
A conviction on the misdemeanor charge could result in a $5,000 fine and
a jail term as long as one year. State authorities can also seize weapons
and other hunting gear and revoke hunting privileges for three years.
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