Tahoe Man gets 2 years Probation, 200 hours Community Service for Bear Killing

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 18, 2016 / comments

by Sebastian Foltz - The man who admitted to illegally shooting a juvenile bear in a South Lake Tahoe neighborhood last summer was sentenced in El Dorado County Superior Court, Friday, March 18.

Gilbert Wetenkamp, 75, was given two years probation after pleading no contest on Friday, March 11. The court also ordered Wetenkamp to complete 200 hours of community service, preferably involving work with animals in some capacity.

Terms include giving up any firearms in his possession. Future wildlife issues on his property must be handled by the El Dorado County or the California Department of Fish and Wildlife...

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