Whooping crane

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Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents are still looking for leads regarding an endangered whooping crane that was shot in Acadia Parish in late October of 2018.

$6,000 reward offered

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents are still looking for leads regarding an endangered whooping crane that was shot in Acadia Parish in late October of 2018.
The crane was found with a broken wing on Nov. 2, 2018, between Crowley and Rayne off of Monceaux Road. The crane was taken to a vet where it had to be euthanized due to its injuries. The crane was then sent in for a necropsy where it was determined to have been shot in the wing.

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Ville Platte man cited for shooting whooping crane

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited a Ville Platte man on July 26 for ashooting an endangered whooping crane in Evangeline Parish.
Agents cited Gilvin P. Aucoin, 52, for violating the Endangered Species Act after he admitted to shooting a whooping crane, according to a Wildlife and Fisheries news release.

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2 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.

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