Monday, July 23, 2007

Man Arrested For Trying To Sell Bear Hide

Lake Kittamaqundi was named for the first recorded Native American settlement in Howard County, and local lore has it that the name literally means "meeting place." We were taught the settlement was a trading grounds of sorts.

That bit of history that comes to mind after a Gettysburg man was arrested over the weekend for trying to sell a bear skin at a Native American event at the county fairgrounds, according to this story in the Sun.

"Trappers, for instance, can sell mink, coyote, beaver, otter and possum pelts, among others. But selling hides from larger species, such as bears or tigers, in Maryland is illegal - no matter where the animal was killed," the story says.

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