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Louisiana wildlife agents arrest man for killing black bear

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Louisiana man has been arrested for allegedly killing a Louisiana Black Bear.

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' enforcement agents arrested 28-year-old Ronald J. Kimble, of Lettsworth, on Monday for taking a black bear during a closed season and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. It was unknown if he has an attorney.

Agents began Nov. 29 investigating after the dead bear was found on the Richard K. Yancey Wildlife Management Area in Concordia Parish. The necropsy revealed the 4½-year-old female bear was shot twice with a rifle.

Agents later found Kimble hunting in the area and during questioning Kimble admitted killing the bear on Nov. 26.

If convicted, Kimble faces up to 120 days in jail for killing the bear and up to 20 years on the firearm charge.

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