Operation Something Bruin, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Government Operations, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, June 19, 2015 [open pdf - 3MB]
This is the June 19, 2015 hearing entitled "Operation Something Bruin," held before the Subcommittee on Government Operations of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. From the opening statement of subcommittee chairman Mark Meadows: "As many of you are familiar, back in the 1980s, the federal and state authorities undertook Operation Smoky that stopped some illegal, at that point, harvesting of black bears in and around the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. That was a successful operation that caught a lot of people that were indeed breaking the law. However, about five years ago, many of these same agencies began investigating bear poaching again. A new operation was begun lasting from 2009 through 2013 that covered western North Carolina and northern Georgia. It primarily involved the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission. It was named Operation Something Bruin. We are joined by representatives of each of these agencies here today."
Serial No. 114-48
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