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Vt. wardens bust illegal hunting operation

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FAIRLEE, Vt. -

Vermont game wardens say they've busted a large, illegal hunting operation.

Two men from Fairlee were arrested for running what the state calls a captive hunting facility. Wardens say a range of exotic animals, including buffalo, boar, elk and goats, were kept in a 129-acre area. Visitors were charged up to $6,000 to hunt animals inside the facility.

The state used an undercover sting to bust the operation and arrested Steven Hill, 51, and Chiaki Ito, 21. They both face seven counts of operating an unlicensed captive hunting facility. They face $1,000 fines for each count and loss of their hunting licenses for up to three years.

 

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