Although we may have many concerns for humanity these days with COVID-19 and beyond, there seems to be trouble for other species as well. This week, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents are seeking unknown shooters of a black bear in St. Tammany Parish. A necropsy indicated that the bear in question was indeed shot to death and was in fact shot by a rifle at what authorities estimate to be a few days before May 17.
This is an illegally killed animal and, as such, the department requests that anyone with information pertinent to the death of the black bear call in to the Louisiana Operation Game Thief hotline at 1-800-442-2511 or utilize LDWF's tip411 program. The lines are operated day and night, 24 hours a day, should anyone have any information regarding this illegal killing. The department is offering a $6,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the black bear killers in question.