WI: Farmer wants carcass of illegally shot bear
Farmer to take fight over bear carcass to court
Feb 26, 2009
BOYCEVILLE, Wis. (AP) - A farmer says he's ready to take his fight with
the state Department of Natural Resources over a bear carcass to court. Neil
Schlough said he was harvesting corn Nov. 26 when he realized he had hit an
animal with his combine. He discovered it was a 700-pound bear.
He called a DNR warden, bought a $75 tag from the agency and decided to
have his "trophy" bear mounted. But, at the taxidermy, bullets holes were
found in the hide.
A man from West Fargo, N.D., later admitted shooting the bear out of
season while hunting on land his family owned previously. Charges are
The DNR seized the bear as evidence. But Schlough wants it back. He said
the carcass was legally sold to him. He's hired an attorney and plans to sue
the DNR for ownership.
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