SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania man has been charged with illegally killing a black bear.
The Times-Tribune of Scranton (http://bit.ly/11XhOgG ) reports that Pennsylvania Game Commission officers responded last week to what was first reported as a road-killed bear in Berlin Township, Wayne County. They found the 550-pound bear had been shot and killed.
Twenty-six-year-old William Hazimof allegedly admitted to officers that he killed the bear. He was charged with killing big game during a closed season. The charge carries a fine of up to $3,000 and up to six months in prison.
The Associated Press left a message for Hazimof on Tuesday.
Information from: The Times-Tribune, http://thetimes-tribune.com/