Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Oconto County Illegal Bear Hunt


Since I used to live in the area I see this from JSOnline


Oconto Co. man charged with illegal bear hunts - JSOnline

An Oconto County man who has been the subject of a six year undercover investigation has been charged with illegaling hunting bear and transferring bear licenses, in violation of federal wildlife laws.

According to a federal criminal complaint, John J. Kellogg, 46, of Gillett,  had developed a commercial enterprise related to illegal hunting of wildlife in Wisconsin, Michigan, Wyoming and Montana. State DNR officials sought assistance from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service back in 2005 to begin an undercover investigation.

The complaint states that in September 2009 and September 2011 Kellogg arranged for the illegal transfer of Wisconsin bear hunt tags, and guided for other hunters. In 2011, the complaint charges, Kellogg killed a bear himself, though his hunting privileges had been revoked in in February 2011 for illegal deer hunting in 2009.


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