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LEEC Special eNews Bulletin: View Symposium Program and Environmental Education Grant Information Online

2015 Environmental Education State Symposium
Here’s a sneak peak at the 2015 Environmental Education State Symposium program! Check out all of the new, innovative courses to choose from. We've very excited about this year's lineup and we're looking forward to your participation. The conference begins this Friday, February 28 at the Baton Rouge Marriott. Last minute registrations are welcome.
Visit http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/symposium-registration to register online.

2015 Environmental Education Grant Opportunities
In case you missed our recent announcement, check out the 2015 EE Grant Opportunities at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/grant-opportunities. Applications are open for educator, professional development and research grants. The application deadline is March 16, 2015. You can find guidelines and links to the online application forms at the link above.
 
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Region 4 Boating Course

Date: 
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Address: 

LDWF New Iberia Office
2415 Darnell Road
New Iberia, LA 70517

City: 
New Iberia
Notes: 

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Region 4 Boating Course

Date: 
Saturday, September 5, 2015
Address: 

LDWF New Iberia Office
2415 Darnell Road
New Iberia, LA 70517

City: 
New Iberia
Notes: 

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Region 4 Boating Course

Date: 
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Address: 

LDWF New Iberia Office
2415 Darnell Road
New Iberia, LA 70517

City: 
New Iberia
Notes: 

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Region 4 Boating Course

Date: 
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Address: 

LDWF New Iberia Office
2415 Darnell Road
New Iberia, LA 70517

City: 
New Iberia
Notes: 

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Region 4 Boating Course

Date: 
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Address: 

LDWF New Iberia Office
2415 Darnell Road
New Iberia, LA 70517

City: 
New Iberia
Notes: 

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Region 4 Boating Course

Date: 
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Address: 

LDWF New Iberia Office
2415 Darnell Road
New Iberia, LA 70517

City: 
New Iberia
Notes: 

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

**Amended**Three Louisiana Men Charged with Night Hunting Violations

Release Date: 02/13/2015

*Amendment of press release in bold

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents cited three Louisiana men for alleged hunting violations in St. Helena Parish on Feb. 12.

Agents cited Walter Prine, 20, of Denham Springs, Aaron Morris, 20, of Denham Springs, and Stefan Reynolds, 25, of Gonzales, for harvesting deer during a closed season, during illegal hours, from a moving vehicle, from a public road, possession of illegally taken deer and failing to follow deer tagging requirements.

After an investigation, agents learned that the three men were in the Kentwood area of St. Helena Parish between 12 a.m. and 4 a.m. on Feb. 1.  During which time they shot and killed five deer from various roadways.  The deer were then transported to a residence in Ascension Parish.  Agents found that no effort was made to clean or butcher the deer.

Agents seized a 12-gauge shotgun in this case.  Agents had to dispose of the deer since they were not fit for human consumption.

Harvesting a deer during a closed season and taking a deer during illegal hours each brings a $900 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail.  Possession of an illegally taken deer carries a $400 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail.  Hunting deer from a moving vehicle and failing to follow deer tagging requirements each brings a $250 to $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail.  Hunting from a public road carries a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail.

The men could also face civil restitution in excess of $8,000 for the illegally taken deer.

Agents involved in the case are Sgt. Randy Lanoux, Lt, Will Roberts, Senior Agent Ronnie Robbins and Sgt. Toby Miller.

For more information, contact Adam Einck at 225-765-2465 or aeinck@wlf.la.gov.

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