Klamath Falls man accused of bear-baiting

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KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) -- State fish and wildlife troopers arrested a Klamath Falls man accused of illegally hunting bears with bait.

The department says the arrest Sunday of 30-year-old Trevor Lawrence Harris at a tree stand near Keno was the result of an eight-month investigation that followed the discovery of an illegal bait station last fall.

Harris is believed to have used dead crows, salmon, steelhead and trout to lure bears into the area.

He was released from the Klamath County Jail on Monday still facing charges of hunting bear with bait, wasting game fish, placing offensive substances on property, and hunting with a prohibited method.