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LDWF seeking information on illegally killed black bear in St. Mary Parish

Posted at 5:49 PM, Jun 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 18:49:44-04

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is seeking information on an illegally killed black bear in St. Mary Parish.

Agents were alerted about a dead black bear off of Hunting Road south of Franklin on May 17. Agents responded to the scene and collected the bear. A necropsy showed that the adult male bear was shot by a rifle a few days before May 17.

The Humane Society of the United States, the Acadiana Chapter of Safari Club International, and LDWF's Operation Game Thief program are teaming up to offer a reward totaling up to $6,000 to anyone with information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the illegal killing of this black bear.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Louisiana Operation Game Thief hotline at 1-800-442-2511 or use LDWF's tip411 program. Citizens can text LADWF and their tip to 847411 or download the LADWF Tips iPhone and Android app.

The hotline and tip411 program are monitored 24 hours a day. Upon request, informants can remain anonymous.

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