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Woman sentenced to four days in grizzly photo incident

JACKSON (WNE) — An Illinois woman who got too close to a Yellowstone grizzly family so she could take photos was sentenced to four days in custody and other penalties, including a one-year ban from the national park.

In a press release, Acting United States Attorney Bob Murray said Samantha R. Dehring, 25, pleaded guilty to willfully remaining, approaching and photographing wildlife within 100 yards.  The other count, feeding, touching, teasing, frightening or intentionally disturbing wildlife, was dismissed.

An Illinois woman who got too close to a Yellowstone grizzly family so she could take photos was sentenced to four days in custody and other penalties, including a one-year ban from the national park.

In a press release, Acting United States Attorney Bob Murray said Samantha R. Dehring, 25, pleaded guilty to willfully remaining, approaching and photographing wildlife within 100 yards.  The other count, feeding, touching, teasing, frightening or intentionally disturbing wildlife, was dismissed.

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