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Fish & Wildlife Files Charges Against Suspected Bear Poachers in Nevada County

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking the Nevada County District Attorney’s office to pursue charges against two men accused of illegally shooting and killing a bear. Warden Mark Michilizzi says 43 year-old Scott Wilkinson of Grass Valley, and 54 year-old Chris Nunley of North San Juan deliberately poached and killed the bear at a residence near Grizzly Flats back in April…

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Michillizzi says after they shot it, they may have known that authorities were after them, so they buried the bear. Wilkinson and Nunley face a variety of charges…

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Michilizzi says there is an illegal market for bear parts, but doesn’t know if that was the motive for the killing.

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