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  • Reward offered for information on dead black bear

    December 24, 2013 9:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State wildlife officials are offering up to $6,000 for information leading to the conviction of whoever shot and killed a black bear in Concordia Parish. The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' Enforcement Division was notified Dec. 20 about a dead black bear in the... more »
  • 300 Pound Bear Causing Mischief in Iberia

    October 13, 2011 7:14 PM

    There's a new neighbor in Lydia, just outside New Iberia, and it's 300 lb black bear. Several residents on Coulee Road said they've actually seen the bear, and they definitely know when it's paid a visit to their house. They get into garbage cans, hang out in car ports... more »
  • Wildlife Officials Investigate Police Involved Bear Shooting

    March 30, 2011 11:33 PM

    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is investigating a black bear shooting involving Carencro Police that happened last Tuesday. "I honestly thought they were having a shoot out with another person because there was at least 10 to 15 shots fired," said Mary Brinkley, who lives in the... more »
  • Bear Could Still Be Roaming Lafayette Streets

    February 14, 2011 9:31 PM

    A black bear could till be roaming the streets of Lafayette. Since Thursday night, when the bear was first spotted at Dulles and Ambassador Caffrey, Lafayete Police have received at least a dozen calls concerning a black bear sighting. "He has a direction in mind where he wants to... more »
  • Black Bear Spotted in Lafayette

    February 11, 2011 10:24 AM

    A black bear spotted in Lafayette this morning. The bear was reportedly seen at about 12:45 this morning off Dulles Drive, near the intersection of San Carlos and Merida. According to police spokesman Corporal Paul Mouton the bear was last seen headed west. Officials are urging residents to be... more »
  • Black Bear Is Now In The Monroe Zoo

    May 12, 2010 1:02 PM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - A Louisiana black bear that strayed into human territory one time too many is now in the Monroe Zoo. Police and the state wildlife agents caught the 350-pound, 5-year-old animal Tuesday in woods within a mile of a major highway through Lafayette. Maria Davidson, large carnivore... more »
  • Black bear capture: 3rd time, to the zoo

    May 12, 2010 12:48 PM

    MONROE, La. (AP) A Louisiana black bear that strayed into human territory one time too many is now in the Monroe Zoo. Police and the state wildlife agents caught the 350-pound, 5-year-old animal Tuesday in woods within a mile of a major highway through Lafayette. Maria Davidson, large carnivore program... more »
  • Teche Black Bear and Birding Festival

    April 16, 2010 12:51 PM

    Bayou Teche Black Bear and Birding Festival Committee are hosting the Teche Black Bear and Birding Festival in Franklin, La. The festival is set to promote the education of the LA Black Bear and migrant birds not to mention promote family.The event is an all day event that will take... more »
  • Hunter issued citations for taking bear in a closed season

    November 30, 2009 6:21 PM

    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents cited a hunter on Nov. 27 for killing two Louisiana black bears on Red River Wildlife Management Area in Concordia Parish. Gary Kinsland, 62, of Sunset, was issued citations for two counts of taking bear in a closed season.... more »
  • Orphaned bear cub to be reared at rescue center

    October 24, 2009 11:55 PM

    Wildlife agents have trapped a black bear cub whose mother and brother were struck and killed by a vehicle earlier this month. They hope to release the cub back into the wild after it gets bigger. The accident happened Oct. 16, in St. Mary Parish. The cub was... more »

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