TWRA Officers Accused Of Illegal Bear Hunting

MARYVILLE, Tenn. -- A state wildlife agency spokesman says an investigation is being carried out into whether agency officers hunted bear in a baited area.

A group of hunters in Blount County claims two Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officers were among four men hunting illegally on Chilhowee Mountain early Wednesday.

TWRA spokesman Tom King said Thursday the agency's law enforcement supervisor for East Tennessee is investigating the reports and will turn over his findings to the district prosecutor.

With no charges filed, the agents' names weren't released.

The two men who reported the incident were arrested -- one for illegal hunting and one for interfering with police.

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