Parish man arrested for killing black bear

Published 12:08am Friday, November 22, 2013

VIDALIA (AP) — State wildlife officials say a 23-year-old Monterrey man turned himself into the Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office Monday for allegedly killing a Louisiana Black Bear.

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents got an arrest warrant for Duell Moreland on Nov. 14 for his alleged role in the illegal killing of the bear.

Agents began the investigation after receiving a mortality signal from a radio collared black bear that was a part of state’s Black Bear Program. A mortality signal is sent after a certain amount of inactivity.

Agents say they found the collar and a burn pile next to the collar containing bear parts near Wildsville.

Agents also noticed an abandoned broke down pickup truck on the property that they later found belonged to Moreland.