A Georgia Department of Natural Resources officer issued a citation to a Grandview area man after the man shot and killed a black bear out of season and without a permit Friday, July 15. According to DNR Wildlife Management Ranger Mitch Yeargin, who issued the citation, the bear kill took place at the man's home a little before 8 a.m.
Believing he had done nothing wrong, the homeowner (unnamed by Yeargin) contacted officials after the bear encounter to report killing the animal.
When a bear is standing such as the one to the right, it is only smelling the air, not preparing to attack, says wildlife biologists.
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