Man Sentenced For Killing Bear

WAPT, Bear Hunting Magazine
01/21/2009

A man who pleaded guilty to killing a Louisiana black bear has begun serving a 30-day sentence. Darryl Eubanks was sentenced in December after pleading guilty in U.S. District Court to killing the black bear, an endangered species in the state. He also was fined $5,000 fine and was ordered to pay $10,000 to the Bear Education and Restoration Group.

He begins serving his sentence earlier this month.
Eubanks also was prohibited from hunting during one year of supervised release probation. Prosecutors say Eubanks shot the bear twice while he was hunting deer with his dogs between December 24, 2007 and January 18, 2008. Eubanks loaded the bear on a trailer to dump the corpse. He told a judge in October 2008 that he had shot the bear in self defense.



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