Louisiana Man Guilty of Illegal Bear KillLDWF, Bear Hunting Magazine
A Louisiana man plead guilty to killing a black bear and was sentenced to three years without hunting, a $3,000 fine and 300 hours of community service.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries sentenced the 39-year-old for violating the federal endangered species act as Louisiana black bears are protected under state laws and have no hunting season for them.
The wildlife enforcement division was informed that someone had shot a black bear and had stored its skin for future taxidermy. Agents then found a black bear skin near New Iberia. The department had tagged the bear in 2000 and was able to identify it by the transponder which was still in the hide.