- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 26, 2014

KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife says two Killington men are facing charges of illegally shooting bears.

A game warden was called to a home in early August for the report of a dead bear found in the back yard. He determined that the bear had been shot.

Last week game wardens searched a nearby resident and said they seized evidence that led to two arrests.

Twenty-four-year-old Scott Keefer and 20-year-old Aaron Roucoulet were both cited for taking a bear by illegal means. They will be arraigned on Oct. 20. It was not immediately known if they had lawyers.

Vermont has two bear hunting seasons from Sept. 1-Nov. 14 and Nov. 15-23.

State law does not allow bears to be killed for getting into trash.

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