Friday, August 14, 2015

Dentist illegally killed black bear in Wisconsin, offered $20,000 to guides to lie about it

Minnesota – Dentist Walter Palmer showed off his killer smile in newly-released photos of another illegal hunt—this one a bear slaying from 2006.

The 55-year-old Minnesota man—who became reviled worldwide after he illegally bagged Cecil the lion just outside Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park last month—was busted by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agents for taking an illicit trophy in Wisconsin.

Palmer, a veteran bow hunter, shot and killed a huge black bear during a September 2006 trek through the wilds of northern Wisconsin.

U.S. Attorney John Vaudreuil said Palmer knew what he did was wrong and offered three guides on the hunt $20,000 to lie about where the bear was killed. More

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