Louisiana man gets probation in whooping crane death

Louisiana man gets probation in whooping crane deathA Louisiana man was sentenced to probation Friday for killing one of the state’s oldest whooping cranes . Gilvin P. Aucoin Jr., of Ville Platte, shot the endangered whooping crane in July 2018 in Evangeline Parish. In a hearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Carol B. Whitehurst, Aucoin changed his plea to guilty for a misdemeanor violation of the International Migratory Bird Treaty Act.



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