PA: Hunter who left donuts for bear found guilty
April 29, 2010
Hunter who left donuts for bear found guilty
The "pastry poacher," arrested in
November for using donuts and other sweets to illegally bait and kill a
trophy-sized black bear, was found guilty today of violating several game
Charles W. Olsen Jr., 39, of Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County,
unintentionally drew the attention of a Game Commission wildlife
conservation officer when his truck loaded with pastries was spotted on a
highway a week before bear season. The officer noted the truck license
number, traced it to Mr. Olsen and alerted bear check stations. Mr. Olsen
was arrested when he attempted to register a 707-pound bear that would have
been the biggest taken during the state's three-day bear hunting season had
it been killed legally.
Mr. Olsen's fines and restitution total $6,800 plus court costs, and he
stands to lose his hunting and trapping privileges for at least three years.
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