In early August, Vermont Game Warden Timothy Carey responded to a home in Killington for reports of a dead bear in the back yard. Warden Carey determined the bear had been shot with a rifle.
Then, on Aug. 22 the state game wardens executed a search warrant at a nearby residence in Killington.
Evidence collected at the scene as well as information gathered during the investigation led them to Scott Keefer, 24, and Aaron Roucoulet, 20 both of Killington. The warden cited the pair for taking a bear illegally. Keefer and Roucoulet will be arraigned in Rutland Oct. 20.