Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries say they are asking for the public’s help in identifying the person or persons responsible for the illegal killing of a black bear in St. Mary Parish.
Authorities were called about a dead black bear off Log Bayou Road near Centerville on Nov. 9. Responding agents discovered and collected a 350-pound adult male bear. The bear was shot by a rifle a few days before Nov. 9.
The Humane Society of the United States is offering up to $5,000, the Acadiana Chapter of Safari Club International is offering up to $2,500, and LDWF’s Operation Game Thief program is offering up to $1,000 for a total of $8,500 in reward money. The reward money is for anyone with information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the illegal killing of this black bear.