WHITE COUNTY, Ga. — One person is facing charges after luring and killing a bear.
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On Sunday, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources got a tip about a bear being illegally killed in White County.
An investigation was conducted and it was determined that the bear was killed illegally over bait.
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The bear was seized and the meat was processed and donated to a family in need.
Officials have not identified the person charged with killing the animal.
It is illegal to buy, sell, barter or exchange a bear or bear part. It is also unlawful except during bear season to transport a freshly killed bear or bear part.
To legally hunt bears in the State of Georgia, you are required to have a hunting license, big game per permit and must obtain a bear tag issued in your name.
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