Jan 6, 2012 9:34 AM by Cecilia Stevenson
MONROE, La. (AP) - A 23-year-old West Monroe man has been
ordered to pay $2,525 for killing a bald eagle in Franklin Parish last April.
Jeffrey M. Miles also was ordered to serve three years of unsupervised probation and had his hunting privileges revoked for three years.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen Hayes sentenced Miles on Tuesday.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says Miles pleaded guilty on Sept. 19 to shooting a mature bald eagle on April 4, 2011. Wildlife agents found the eagle in a drainage ditch and investigated. Bald eagles are protected by federal laws.