Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Bobcat killed, Indiana hunter charged

Nov 20, 2006 05:52 PM EST

New Media Producer: Rachel Chambliss

State conservation officers say a hunter faces charges for killing a bobcat.

Officers say 53-year-old Larry Hall of Floyds Knobs acknowledged killing the cat while deer hunting near English, about 40 miles west of Louisville, Kentucky, on Saturday.

Bobcats are protected by state law.

The male bobcat weighed about 35 pounds and was wearing a radio tracking collar.

The cat was captured and fitted with the collar in August 2005 on the grounds of the Crane Naval Weapons Depot. It had been tracked by Indiana Department of Natural Resources biologists until April, when the batteries in the tracking collar died.

Hall couldn't be reached for comment.

http://www.14wfie.com/Global/story.asp?S=5709460&nav=3w6o

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