A bear was lured with bait then killed, that’s illegal in Georgia

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.


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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