Posted: Jan 5, 2012 3:10 PM
Source: La. Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries
A West Monroe man was sentenced on Jan. 3 for violating the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act in the Federal Western District Court of Louisiana in Monroe.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen Hayes ordered Jeffrey M. Miles, 23, to pay a $2,525 fine, and serve three years of unsupervised probation and also revoked his hunting privileges for three years for shooting a mature bald eagle in Franklin Parish on April 4, 2011.
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents initiated the investigation on April 4 after finding a dead bald eagle in a drainage ditch along Camphouse Road.
After a thorough investigation and receiving tips from the public through the department's Operation Game Thief hotline, agents were able to cite Miles on April 22 for violating the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.
Miles entered a guilty plea on Sept. 19.