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LEEC Special eNews: 2014 Grants Announcement!

We are pleased to announce the finalists for our 2014 Grants Program!
Please see the list of finalists in the attached PDF.

Reminder: 2014 Student Art and Language Arts Contest Deadline Approaching

Dear Educators,
Please remember that the deadline for the 2014 Environmental Education Student Art and Language Arts Contest is April 25, 2014. We are very excited to see all of your students' stories and artwork. Please use the form attached and send entries to the address below.

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Environmental Education Section
P.O. Box 98000
Baton Rouge, LA 70898-9000
Contact Thomas Gresham at 225-765-0124 or tgresham@wlf.la.gov with any questions regarding the entries.

LEEC Special eNews:QUANTIFYING DEBRIS EDUCATOR WORKSHOP DATE ANNOUNCED

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Monterey Man Pleads Guilty for Illegally Killing a Louisiana Black Bear

Release Date: 04/04/2014

A Monterey man pleaded guilty and was sentenced on April 3 in Concordia Parish for illegally killing a Louisiana Black Bear.

Seventh Judicial District of Louisiana Judge Kathy Johnson took Duell Moreland's, 24, guilty plea and sentenced him to a $10,000 civil restitution fee for replacement value of the black bear, a $950 fine, $254 in court fees, two years of probation, 120 days in Concordia Parish Jail with 60 days suspended and 60 days mandatory, suspended his hunting license for five years and he cannot possess a firearm or bow for five years.

Moreland turned himself into the Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office on Nov. 18, 2013, for the illegal killing of a Louisiana Black Bear.

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents got an arrest warrant for Moreland on Nov. 14, 2013.  Agents began the investigation after receiving a mortality signal from a radio collared black bear that was a part of LDWF’s Black Bear Program.  A mortality signal is sent after a certain amount of inactivity.

Upon arriving to the scene of the radio collar off of Pete Davis Road in Wildsville in Concordia Parish, agents found the collar and a burn pile next to the collar containing bear parts.  Agents also noticed an abandoned broke down pickup truck on the property that they later found belonged to Moreland.

Agents interviewed the two leaseholders of the property whom both disclosed that Moreland was the person responsible for the illegal killing of the black bear.  Agents seized a rifle and crossbow from Moreland’s truck and a knife from the scene.

Agents assisting in the case were Senior Agent Joey Merrill and US Fish and Wildlife Agents Mark Cupit and John Tarver.

For more information, contact Adam Einck at 225-765-2465 or aeinck@wlf.la.gov.

 

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