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Bacon County resident cited for allegedly killing black bear out of season


Game warden Luke Rabun is pictured with the black bear that Joe Tanner of Bacon County is accused of killing illegally. Photo courtesy of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Game warden Luke Rabun is pictured with the black bear that Joe Tanner of Bacon County is accused of killing illegally.

A Bacon County man has been cited for allegedly killing a black bear illegally.

 

 

According to a statement posted on the Department of Natural Resources Facebook page, last week, game warden Luke Rabun visited a home in Bacon County after hearing that someone who lived at the house killed a bear. DouglasNow has learned that the individual in question is Joe Tanner, who lives in Bacon County near the Ware County line. 

 

 

The DNR post states the following: “ At first, it was claimed that the bear was shot in self defense, but after investigating it was found that the bear had been up in a tree and in the area for a while and was actually posing no threat. The subject [Tanner] was charged with taking a bear out of season, which is a high and aggravated misdemeanor, and the bear was seized as evidence.”

 

 

Georgia offers a limited bear hunting season in the fall. While hunters can legally pursue bears in Ware County, they cannot do so in Bacon County.

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