Accused turkey poacher arrested in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) – State environmental police have arrested a man for illegal turkey hunting.  On Wednesday officers from DEEP arrested Mark Zanawich, 63 for illegally hunting turkey from a blind on a Bloomfield Game Club property on Terry Plains Road.  DEEP says Zanawich was baiting turkeys with cracked corn, which is against Connecticut law.  They say he did also not have a valid turkey hunting permit.  Zanawich is charged with Negligent Hunting in the 4th Degree and Illegally Turkey Hunting with the use of Artificial Bait.  He’s due in court May 9th in Hartford.

Wednesday is opening day of the Connecticut turkey hunting season.


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