HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Game Commission says a hunter used pastries to illegally bait the largest bear killed in the state during the 2009 season.
Game commission officials said Tuesday they will charge Charles W. Olsen Jr., of Wilkes-Barre, with illegally killing the 707-pound bear. Officials say he admitted using bait when questioned on Nov. 25.
According to the game commission, Olsen raised suspicions a week before the season when he was spotted driving a truck loaded with pastries through a heavily hunted area. A wildlife conservation officer took down Olsen's license plate and asked other officers to be on the lookout when the season started.
Olsen faces fines and the loss of hunting privileges for three years.
A phone number for Olsen could not immediately be located Tuesday.