Two deer hunters could be charged after bobcat kill
November 22, 2011
By Nick Schneider, GCDailyWorld.com
Two hunters -- one from Linton -- may face charges of illegally
killing a bobcat in southwestern Greene County near the old Hawthron
coal mine property.
Joe Whitehead, 48, of Linton, and Andy Dyers, 28, of Indianapolis,
both face a possible class C misdemeanor charge for the illegal harvest
of a protected furbearer following an investigation by Conservation
officers with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR).
During the investigation, the Conservation officer determined a
bobcat might have been killed and ditched on a nearby roadway.
"One of them (the hunters) came across them (a bobcat) while they
were out hunting. They were deer hunting, but one of them shot a
bobcat," Indiana Conservation Officer Mike Gregg, of rural Bloomfield,
told The Greene County Daily World.
IDNR became involved in the case when a Greene County landowner
reported a man trespassing on his property.
Illegal taking or possession of a bobcat can bring a maximum penalty
of 60 days in jail and a $500 fine.
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