ME: Fayetteville man charged with trapping threatened lynx
Aug 16, 2010
Fayetteville man charged with trapping threatened lynx
BANGOR, Maine - A Pennsylvania fur trapper is due to go on trial on
charges he trapped a threatened Canada lynx in remote northern Maine.
William McCoy, 40, of Fayetteville, Pa., pleaded not guilty last week in
U.S. District Court in Bangor to charges he violated the Endangered Species
Act by killing the lynx and a protected bird in 2008. A trial is set for
The Bangor Daily News says McCoy lives in Maine during trapping season.
A federal complaint says McCoy was warned during the 2008 trapping season
that his traps did not comply with Maine rules intended to prevent the
unintended capture of lynx and other species, but he continued to set
In December 2008 wardens discovered a dead lynx near McCoy's traps in
Return to Hunting Accident Index
Fair Use Notice: This document may contain
copyrighted material whose use has not been specifically authorized
by the copyright owners. We believe that this not-for-profit,
educational use on the Web constitutes a fair use of the copyrighted
material (as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law).
If you wish to use this copyrighted material for purposes of your
own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the