Louisiana Black Bear Kills Calf

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) , Bear Hunting Magazine

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) released information last week regarding an investigation underway on the killing of a calf by a black bear in West Carroll Parish. The incident occurred on private property near Epps during the night.

LDWF Wildlife Division officials responded to the incident, and performed a necropsy to determine the cause of the calf's death. Officials have now been working to remove the bear by setting traps in case the bear returns to feed on the calf carcass.

The Tensas River basin in the northeast corner of the state is one of three black bear population centers that also include the lower Atchafalaya Basin and Pointe Coupee Parish.

LDWF advises those living in the areas with black bears to be on the lookout as the bears begin to increase their movements as they search for food sources this time of year.

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