State: Facility ran illegal huntsJanuary 05,2013
FAIRLEE — The Department of Fish and Wildlife says wardens have broken up an unlicensed captive hunting facility in Fairlee where people paid up to $6,000 to hunt exotic animals such as buffalo, sika deer and Texas Dall sheep.
The state said it charged 51-year-old Steven Hill and 21-year-old Chiaki Ito, both of Fairlee, in the case Friday after two undercover game wardens paid $750 each to hunt a Spanish goat and wild boar.
Hill and Ito are charged with operating the Hunt the Ridge facility. The state says about 200 animals remain on the property.
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