Pa. man charged with illegally killing black bear

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.

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Information from: The Times-Tribune, http://thetimes-tribune.com/

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