October 2, 2023

Maryland Teen Charged After Shooting Bear

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Last February, I brought you this story of a 17-year old boy who was suspected of shooting a bear at point blank range and killing it, leaving the bear’s three cubs to die from exposure. Officials found the bear on January 26 only three days after the boy had been in the area hunting. The kill was made with a 28-gauge shotgun.

Today, the boy pleaded to an admission of delinquency (similar to a guilty plea by an adult). The lad was sentenced to two years supervised probation, 100 hours of community service and was fined $500. The money will go to the state’s bear management program.

Officials say the teen was out rabbit hunting and shot the bear in the head while in its den.

Tom Remington