CLEVELAND TOWNSHIP -- The Pennsylvania Game Commission is now trying to trap a bear that has been causing some problems in a neighborhood in Columbia County.
Johnson said he asked the game commission to trap the bears and move them someplace else, but the game commission told him no.
According to the game commission, an officer told Johnson that a birdfeeder and other food items on his property were likely attracting bears and advised him to remove them.
Instead, game commission officials say Johnson tried to bait and poison the bears.
On Monday, officers said they set up a trap since neighbors, along with the man charged, have gotten rid of food, such as bird feeders, on their properties.
So far, no bears have been caught. The game commission said any bears caught will be tranquilized and moved to state game lands.