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Brainerd man pleads not guilty to illegally killing black bear while trespassing on reservation

 

December 19, 2019

A photo that circulated on Facebook showed Brett Stimac posing with the bear federal authorities say was illegally killed.

DULUTH – A Brainerd man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to federal misdemeanor charges accusing him of illegally killing a 700-pound black bear while trespassing on the Red Lake Indian Reservation.

According to the criminal complaint, Brett James Stimac, 40, shot the bear with a compound bow near a dumpster on the reservation on Sept. 1. The bear ran away, but when Stimac found it the next day, he sawed off the animal's head and paws to keep as trophies, the complaint said.

http://www.startribune.com/brainerd-man-pleads-not-guilty-to-illegally-killing-black-bear-while-trespassing-on-reservation/566313442/

 

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