LA: Agents get special gear to combat illegal hunting
Allen Parish DA gives LDWF night gear
February 13, 2011
OBERLIN, La. (AP) - Allen Parish District Attorney Todd Nesom has given
$3,200 worth of equipment to state wildlife and fisheries agents patrolling
Allen, Beauregard and Evangeline parishes.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division
says it includes two spotting scopes with tripods, a night vision monocular,
and a global positioning system.
The department says agents will use it for night hunting and other
enforcement in areas including the West Bay Wildlife Management Area and the
Ouiska Chitto River.
Officials say there were 54 night hunting cases during the recent hunting
season in the three-parish area - and 35 were in or near West Bay.
Last spring and summer, they also had 300 cases along the nine-mile
stretch of the Ouiska Chitto River used by canoe rental companies in Mittie.
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