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Bald eagle. (File photo)

Rescued bald eagle returned to the wild

On Friday, while Twitter battles raged and the nation’s future was being decided ballot by ballot, a bald eagle with a broken wing flew back into freedom in Morgan City.
The eagle, its head still covered in juvenile brown feathers rather than the familiar white, was nursed back to health by the Louisiana Wildlife Hospital and released to the wilds of Lake End Park on Friday.

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Fall discounts offered at state parks for overnight stays

Louisiana State Parks are offering multiple discounts on overnight stays to encourage outdoor travel in the cooler months. Many campers say the mild Louisiana winter is their favorite time of year to hike the trails or fish when bass are biting, but the mosquitos are not.
Adult travelers of any age can save 30% on a cabin, campsite, group camp, or lodge at five Louisiana State Parks. The online discount code WINTER30 is valid Oct. 1 to Dec. 31 on reservations at the following state parks:
North Toledo Bend State Park; Zwolle;
Lake Bistineau State Park; Doyline;

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LDWF urges public to be mindful of displaced wildlife following Laura

In the aftermath of Hurricane Laura, wildlife species will seek higher ground and be displaced into habitat with which they may not be familiar. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) urges the public to be especially cognizant of wildlife forced into populated areas by flood water from the storm.
Rising waters force wildlife from flooded habitat into adjacent residential and commercial areas where they may come into contact with residents. LDWF urges citizens to minimize contact with animals while they seek temporary refuge from their flooded home range.

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LDWF Urges Public to be Mindful of Displaced Wildlife Following Hurricane Laura

LDWF Urges Public to be Mindful of Displaced Wildlife Following Hurricane Laura
In the aftermath of Hurricane Laura, wildlife species will seek higher ground and be displaced into habitat with which they may not be familiar. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) urges the public to be especially cognizant of wildlife forced into populated areas by flood water from the storm.

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Rayne man sentenced for killing, transporting whooping crane

Kaenon A. Constantin, 28, was sentenced on July 30 to five years of probation for killing and transporting a federally protected and endangered whooping crane, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney David Joseph.
During his period of probation, Constantin must complete 360 hours of community service related to wildlife conservation. As part of the sentence, Constantin’s hunting privileges have been suspended until he completes the community service.

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