Deputies said a local man is now facing a citation after poaching
a black bear out of season.
Pitt County deputies, along with
Wildlife Resource Commission officers, said they got a call of shots
fired near Poplar Grove Drive in Pitt County around 7 p.m.
Investigators said they combed the area, to find a
black bear had been killed.
Deputies said they waited for
the poacher to return, and once he did he was cited for taking a
black bear during an unlawful time of day and possession of a black
bear taken unlawfully, and is facing more than $5,000 in fines and
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