Washington man charged with federal crime for allegedly keeping bear claws
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: November 4, 2019

A Washington man has been charged for a Lacey violation act after allegedly keeping the claws of a grizzly bear he said was shot in self defense.

Appearing in Missoula before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathleen DeSoto and pleading not guilty on Oct. 31 was:

Bryan Berg, 35, of Spokane, WA, on charges of Lacey Act Violation: illegal transportation of grizzly bear claws and failure to report. If convicted of the most serious crime, Berg faces a maximum one year in prison, a $10,000 fine and one year of supervised release. Berg was released pending further proceedings. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service investigated the case.