4 South Carolina men arrested in hunting sting

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has arrested and charged four men from South Carolina on suspicion of violating a variety of wildlife laws, including the use of poisons and toxicants with their archery equipment, hunting black bears over bait, hunting after legal hunting hours and illegal possession of big game wildlife.

The suspects, George R. Plummer, 51, and Joseph Nevling, 50, both of Timmonsville, S.C., Michael C. Courtney, 25, of Florence, S.C., and James Cole, 55, of Sumter, S.C., were arrested at their hunt camp in the Brush Creek area east of Collbran on Saturday evening.

All four are scheduled to appear in Mesa County District Court on Wednesday.

The arrests are the culmination of a lengthy investigation by Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers.


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