More than a dozen charged with illegal bear hunting in Maryland

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More than a dozen hunters in Maryland are facing charges after they used illegal techniques to hunt black bear.

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Maryland Natural Resources Police handed out the citations between Oct.  26 and 30, during the state’s annual bear hunt.

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The department explained that although the hunters were legally allowed to hunt bear, they illegally used bait to attract their targets. The citation carries a $500 fine.

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The hunters were cited in Allegany, Frederick, Garrett and Washington counties.

Among those charged were:

- Robin Carr, 60

- James Manzingo, 54

- Garry Friend, 61

- Jonathan Kovach, 24

- Hunter Fushour, 25

- Richard Garrett, 52

- Gary Golden, Jr., 37

- James Hughes, 53

- James Reavis, 54

- Kyle Reavis, 25

- Jack Stiteley, Jr., 61

- William Wilson, 34

- William Gray, 59

Some of the hunters were issued must-appear citations for being repeat offenders.

Click here to learn more about bear-hunting season in Maryland