Wisconsin Man Smuggled Bear Carcass from Canada to North Dakota

(Fargo, ND) -- A Wisconsin man is pleading guilty to federal charges of smuggling a black bear carcass from Canada to North Dakota.

Officials say Joseph Stolarczyk exceeded the Manitoba bag limit by killing two bears in the same year and smuggled the bear across the Pembina Port of Entry.

He pleaded guilty to Unlawful Transportation of Wildlife in Foreign Commerce and could face up to a year in prison and a 100-thousand-dollar fine.