• VT breaks up unlicensed hunting preserve
    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | January 05,2013
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    FAIRLEE — The Vermont 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 on Friday charged 51-year-old Steven Hill and 21-year-old Chiaki Ito, both of Fairlee, in the case 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” captive hunting facility. They are alleged to have charged visitors up to $6,000 to hunt exotic wild animals.

    The state says about 200 animals remain on the property.

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