VT breaks up unlicensed hunting preserve
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | January 05,2013
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.