Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc...

Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc...
Stories of my hunting experiences with family, friends or whatever else I want to blog about.

A Dixie Lady Deer Hunter

Article by Fred Messina, editor of "On Target Outdoors" from The Vicksburg Evening Post on Friday, January 19, 1990. Photo by Bob Phillips.

Bob Phillips came up the other day with a photo of his wife Marian and a deer she got on Brown's Point New Years Eve. The deer was an 8-point with 16 inches of inside spread that weighed in at 190 pounds. A nice trophy in anyone's book. However, the tale Bob told is that this was Marian's fourth deer this year and he claimed that he would have done better than he did if he had not spent so much time hauling Marian's deer out of the woods. Come off it, Bob. We all know who the hunter was.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Man, Son Accused Of Killing Bear

A rifle confiscated in a night hunting case let authorities track down a father and son accused of killing a Louisiana black bear, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said.

Ellie P. Dupre, 59, of New Iberia and his 15-year-old son both were cited for killing a bear near Lydia in late 2015, according to a news release Monday from department spokesman Adam Einck.

Dupre could not be reached for comment because the phone number given by directory assistance was not in service and a current number was not available in online directories.

The citation can bring up to 120 days in jail and a $950 fine, plus up to $10,000 in civil restitution for the bear's value.

Einck said agents arrested Dupre on December 27, 2015, in a separate night hunting case, and confiscated three firearms.

Ballistics tests showed that bullets from one of those rifles matched the one found in a 9-year-old female black bear found dead November 4, 2015.  

The bear had worn a tracking collar for eight years as part of state research, and had provided valuable information on black bear populations, productivity and population viability in the state of Louisiana, Einck said.

He said that after further investigation, agents learned that Dupre's son was with him when the black bear was shot.

The subspecies was still federally protected at the time, but Einck said in an email that he didn't think there would be federal prosecution since wildlife agencies had already proposed removing the bears from the list of threatened species.

The U. S. Interior Department said in March 2016 that the Louisiana black bear had recovered enough that it no longer needed federal protection.

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