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Ashburnham man accused of killing bear at bird feeder faces charges for illegal hunting

Ashburnham man accused of killing bear at bird feeder faces charges for illegal hunting

ASHBURNHAM – A man who shot a bear using a bow & arrow faces multiple criminal charges after admitting to officials that the killing took place two days after the end of hunting season. According to the state Environmental Police

The murder occurred in December, and authorities provided details of their investigation on Wednesday.

Environmental Police released a news release saying that the suspect admitted to shooting the mother bear while it was eating birdseed in its backyard.

The Ashburnham man in question has not been identified by authorities. He is being charged with illegally taking a black bear, illegal hunting in a closed season, illegally hunting a bear in baited areas, and falsifying the harvest report.

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