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Man fined $10000 for killing Louisiana black bear

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man has been fined $10,000 plus $250 in attorneys’ fees for killing a Louisiana black bear.

The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says 30-year-old Ronald Kimble of Lettsworth told wildlife agents he thought he was shooting a feral hog.

A news release Tuesday said an administrative law judge revoked Kimble’s hunting and fishing licenses until he pays all $10,250.

Directory assistance did not have a number for Kimble.

He was arrested on charges of taking a bear during a closed season and possessing a firearm after a felony conviction. There is no season for the Louisiana black bear.

The 4½-year-old female was found Nov. 26 in Concordia Parish after her radio collar sent a mortality signal. The necropsy found she’d been hit by two rifle bullets.

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