New Orleans, La. – The shooting death of a whooping crane has Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials asking for help from the public.
Wildlife agents say the whooping crane was found and recovered from the bank of the Red River about two miles northwest of Loggy Bayou on April 16. They say a necropsy determined that the bird was shot with a 6.5mm/.264 caliber projectile.
Investigators believe the bird was shot between April 10 and 14.
The whooping crane wore a GPS tracking device as part of LDWF's whooping crane reintroduction program. Agents say the crane was last tracked moving on April 10 near where she was found dead. They say the last tracking point received was on April 14 at the location she was found.
LDWF's Operation Game Thief program, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation and the USFWS are each offering up to $1,000 in rewards for a total of up to $3,000 in rewards for any information about this illegal shooting that leads to an arrest.
To report any information regarding this whooping crane shooting, please call 1-800-442-2511.
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