2 convicted of bear trap tampering at Lake Tahoe

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Updated: 5/20/2014 2:12 pm

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A mother and daughter have been convicted of tampering with a bear trap at Lake Tahoe in an effort to thwart wildlife officials' efforts to capture the animals.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports it is the first such case prosecuted in Nevada.

63-year-old Cheryl Ann Morrison of Truckee, California and 35-year-old Season Morrison of Reno each now face up to $3,000 in fines.

Incline Village Justice Court Judge E. Alan Tiras found them guilty Monday of obstructing or interfering with a state wildlife officer and tampering with a vehicle.

The two women admitted during a trial last month they deliberately tripped a bear trap set to capture a black bear that was causing problems in October. They said they thought Nevada wildlife officials had set the trap illegally.

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Bubbles - 5/20/2014 3:53 PM
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What should be trapped and removed are the idiots who move into bear country, leave trash and food around to draw the bears then complain about the bears doing what bears do. Add to that the department of slaughter of wildlife as they are useless.

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