Reward in whooping crane death now at $15k
BATON ROUGE - The reward for information in the April death of a whooping crane has risen to $15,000.
State wildlife and fisheries officials said Thursday that several agencies, groups and individuals have joined together to push the reward from $10,000 to $15,000.
The whooping crane, fitted with a GPS tracking device as part of the wildlife department's whooping crane reintroduction program, was found and recovered from the bank of the Red River about two miles northwest of Loggy Bayou on April 16. After a necropsy, it was determined that the bird was shot with a 6.5mm/.264 caliber projectile.
Department biologist Sara Zimorski says they're hopeful, that by increasing the reward amount, it will also increase the incentive for someone to come forward with information about the shooting.