Two hunters — one from Linton — may face charges of illegally killing a bobcat in southwestern Greene County near the old Hawthron coal mine property.
Joe Whitehead, 48, of Linton, and Andy Dyers, 28, of Indianapolis, both face a possible class C misdemeanor charge for the illegal harvest of a protected furbearer following an investigation by Conservation officers with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR).
During the investigation, the Conservation officer determined a bobcat might have been killed and ditched on a nearby roadway.
“One of them (the hunters) came across them (a bobcat) while they were out hunting. They were deer hunting, but one of them shot a bobcat,” Indiana Conservation Officer Mike Gregg, of rural Bloomfield, told The Greene County Daily World.