Bear Hides Not Safe in Personal Freezer
David Harvey of Fairfield, Ill, was keeping two bear hides in a freezer in an unsecured out building on his property. The hides belong to his son, and son's friend from a Canadian hunting trip. Harvey reported the loss to local officials, along with some deer meat and a camouflage Ghillie suit. The hides are untreated, so need to be kept in the freezer, otherwise they will be unusable.
“The unprocessed hides were worth more than $2,000, which includes the cost of the Canadian hunting expedition and export taxes,” said Cameron Simpson, Assistant Fairfield Police Chief. From Evansville Courier Press.