Sep 27, 2012 7:34 PM by Alyse Rzemek

Vail-area man ticketed in shooting of black bear

VAIL, Colo. (AP) - A Vail-area resident faces a fine after the shooting of a bear earlier this week.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Mike Porras says 26-year-old Joseph Giegling was ticketed with the unlawful take of a black bear that was shot Monday night.

The Vail Daily reports ( ) the fine for the ticket is about $1,372, plus 15 points against hunting and fishing privileges. A person's hunting and fishing privileges are suspended at 20-plus points.

Giegling's phone number is unlisted, and he couldn't be reached for comment Thursday.


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