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Postby DComeaux » Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:34 pm

$9,000 Reward Offered for Information on Shooting of Endangered Whooping Cranes in Acadia Parish



Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement agents are still looking for information regarding two endangered whooping cranes that were shot to death in Acadia Parish on May 20, 2016.

The cranes were found just south of Rayne off of Hwy. 35 and Hains Hwy. on the afternoon of May 20. The cranes were recovered and sent in for a necropsy, which revealed they were both shot.

"We wanted to refresh this news release because we believe that there are people out there that know something about who shot these cranes," said Col. Sammy Martin, head of the LDWF Enforcement Division. "This has been an active investigation for almost two years now and while we do have leads and information we are investigating, we still need people to come forward to assist in this case."

Up to $9,000 is being offered by various groups for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the illegal killing of these whooping cranes. LDWF's Operation Game Thief program and the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation are each offering a reward of up to $1,000; The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust are offering up to $5,000. LDWF also received a total of $2,000 from private donations.

Anyone with information regarding these illegal killings should call the Louisiana Operation Game Thief hotline at 1-800-442-2511 or use LDWF's tip411 program. To use the tip411 program, residents can text LADWF and their tip to 847411 or download the "LADWF Tips" app. The hotline and the tip411 are monitored 24 hours a day. Upon request, informants can remain anonymous.

LDWF has released 125 whooping cranes since 2011 and are currently tracking 66 whooping cranes. The cranes in this case were released in December of 2015.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at http://www.wlf.la.gov. To receive email alerts, signup at http://www.wlf.la.gov/signup.
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Re: CRANES

Postby aunt betty » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:02 pm

You could buy that new rig or pretty close if you only knew who to turn in.
IT WAS NOT ME.
I've heard that it's incredibly stupid to **** around with a crazy man's head.
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Re: CRANES

Postby Darren » Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:36 am

Sad sad, some in those areas just won't change. If it flies it dies, if it's brown its down........clowns

Hope someone gets some cash off of it, though a shame it takes money to do the right thing
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Re: CRANES

Postby don novicki » Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:18 am

Despicable. A strong jail sentence would go a long way to curing this when they catch them. Sons of Britches......
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Re: CRANES

Postby DComeaux » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:24 pm

News Release

For Immediate Release
April 10, 2018

Contact: Adam Einck
Public Information
LDWF
(225) 765-2465
aeinck@wlf.la.gov

Two People from Rayne Cited for Shooting Whooping Cranes

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement agents cited a Louisiana man and a juvenile on April 3 in Acadia Parish for allegedly shooting two endangered whooping cranes.

After an almost two-year investigation, LDWF agents cited Kaenon A. Constantin, 25, and a juvenile from Rayne, for violating the Endangered Species Act, hunting from a public road and obstruction of justice.

The cranes were found just south of Rayne off of Hwy. 35 and Hains Hwy. on the afternoon of May 20, 2016. The cranes were recovered and sent in for a necropsy, which revealed they were both shot.

Through the course of the investigation, agents determined that Constantin and the juvenile shot the two whooping cranes with .22 caliber rifles on an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) from a public road.

Agents seized two .22 caliber rifles and an ATV in connection with the violations.

Violating the Endangered Species Act brings up to a $50,000 fine and a year in jail. Hunting from a public road carries up to a $15,000 fine and six months in jail. Obstruction of justice brings up to 10 years in jail.

LDWF has released 125 whooping cranes since 2011 and are currently tracking 66 whooping cranes. The cranes in this case were released in December of 2015.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.la.gov. To receive email alerts, signup at http://www.wlf.la.gov/signup.
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Re: CRANES

Postby Deltaman » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:44 pm

Glad to hear the culprits were caught!!!!!!!!!
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