Colorado

Mar 14, 2010 10:05 AM by Associated Press

Bear poacher headed to prison

A Boulder County man who walked out on a halfway house sentence and poached a black bear is headed to prison.

Craig Archer was sentenced Friday to six years from leaving his community corrections sentence. The 56-year-old Allenspark man was accused of poaching last fall when a neighbor reported a trail of blood by his house. Authorities found a dead bear, along with illegal marijuana.

Archer pleaded guilty in January to charges including hunting big game without a license, illegal possession of wildlife and felony escape.

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