WHITETAILS UNLIMITED DONATES NIGHT-VISION EQUIPMENT TO L.D.W.F. REGION 5 ENFORCEMENT OFFICE

Release Date: 01/21/2008

The Beauregard Parish chapter of Whitetails Unlimited, Inc. recently donated three sets of electronic night-vision units to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division's Region 5-A Unit is comprised of Allen, Beauregard and Evangeline parishes. 


In making the donation, Bryan Redler, president of the Beauregard Chapter of Whitetails Unlimited, coordinated with local enforcement agents from LDWF and identified equipment needs that are pertinent to the daily operational requirements of enforcement agents.  Night-vision instruments and capability came up repeatedly as a much sought after piece of equipment by the agents due to the prevalence of night hunting activity, officer safety and search and rescue efforts. 


The night vision units are comprised of a monocular style optic with generation two plus capability and include military specifications for quality and performance. 


Whitetails Unlimited Inc., established in 1982, is a national nonprofit organization.  The organization was developed and created to generate funding in support of education, habitat conservation and the preservation of the hunting tradition for the direct benefit of whitetail deer and other wildlife. 


To date, Whitetails Unlimited fundraising activities and cost-share partnerships have generated over $46.4 million in support of their goals.  Whitetails Unlimited has about 70,000 members representing all 50 states and Canada and 452 chapters in 25 states.


For more information, contact Lt. Col. Keith LaCaze at 225-765-2988 or klacaze@wlf.louisiana.gov.


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