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Man to pay $2,500 in bear's death; son can't hunt for a year

9 months 2 weeks 6 days ago Friday, June 29 2018 Jun 29, 2018 June 29, 2018 7:57 AM June 29, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - A judge has ordered a Louisiana man to pay $2,500 because his juvenile son killed a Louisiana black bear in 2015, and the teenager has lost his hunting license for a year.

Spokesman Adam Einck says the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries also plans to sue 60-year-old Elie Dupre, of New Iberia, for $7,500 to make up the bear's $10,000 assessed value.

Einck says the teenager also must put in 100 hours of community service and retake a hunting education course. He said in a news release Thursday that the judge convicted Dupre of contributing to juvenile delinquency and his son of taking an animal during a closed season.

There is no legal hunting season for the black bear subspecies. Dupre could not be reached for comment.

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