February 2, 2023

Teen Charged in Shooting Bear

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A 17-year old boy is suspected of being responsible for the death of a mother bear while out rabbit hunting in Woodmont Hunting Club Natural Resources Management Area in Woodmont, Maryland. The bear was shot in the head at point blank range with what is being called a 28-gauge shotgun. The bear died as a result of the wound and consequently so did her three, three-week old cubs. The cubs weighed about 2 pounds each and died of exposure.

Authorities are contemplating whether to charge the teen. If so, it would be done through the juvenile courts. The bear was found on January 26, 2006, just three days after the teen had been in that area hunting.

Tom Remington