• State: Facility ran illegal hunts
    January 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.

    Hill and Ito are to appear in court next month in Chelsea.

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