A New Jersey man named Robert Ehling and the state’s Division of Fish and Widlife (NJFW) are in a legal wrangle after Ehling shot and killed three black bears with a shotgun in October of last year. Ehling said that he was simply defending his home and himself. The state, however, claims that he was hunting and issued him citations for doing so. Later this month, the two sides will finally have an opportunity to present their cases in court.
According to CBS affiliate WCBS in New York, Ehling heard his wife screaming in their kitchen early one morning, and upon investigating, he discovered a 300-pound black bear trying to get a bag of birdseed inside the home. “It stood up and looked at me, and it got a little distracted,” he said. “It turned its head, and I shot it. I put another shot in him right behind his shoulder.”
The bear fell over the railing of Ehlring’s deck. When Ehling went to make sure it was dead, he saw another bear climbing up the deck, so he shot it, too. And as if on cue, a third bear that Ehling hadn’t seen began roaring at him, so he fired and …Read the Rest
Source:: Patriot Outdoor News