LA: 13 turkey hunting citations issued during opening weekend
13 turkey hunting citations issued during opening weekend
Mar 24, 2011
The following is a news release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement
Division agents across the state were out in full force during the opening
weekend of the turkey-hunting season.
On March 19 and 20, LDWF agents issued 13 citations for turkey hunting
violations. Of those 13 citations, 11 were for illegally hunting turkeys
"Our agents have always concentrated enforcement efforts during turkey
season on looking for those who hunt turkey's over baited areas," said Col.
Winton Vidrine, Chief of the LDWF Enforcement Division. "Agents have been
well trained in scouting out baited areas and doing surveillance work to get
enough evidence for a conviction."
Agents issued the most turkey hunting citations in the Florida parishes
with eight, including six citations for hunting over bait. Agents cited
James Shirley, 84, of Baton Rouge, and Ricky Lacy, 62, of Baton Rouge for
hunting turkeys over bait in Tangipahoa Parish. Damion Thornton, 32, of
Livingston, was cited for hunting turkeys over bait in St. Helena Parish.
Agents cited Richard D. Sutton, 71, of Denham Springs, and Betty J. Efferson,
58, of Livingston, for hunting turkeys over bait in Livingston Parish. Kurt
Danos, 52, of Cut Off, was cited for hunting turkeys over bait in West
Feliciana parish. Agents also cited Barton T. Evans, 31, of Baton Rouge, and
Sutton for not possessing turkey tags.
Agents in the western part of the state made five cases for hunting
turkeys over a baited area. Agents cited Robert G. Sandifer, 62, of Jena and
Onessia J. Posey, 48, of Jena, in LaSalle Parish. In Beauregard Parish,
agents cited Gregory Byrley, 57, of Lake Charles, and Timothy Scimemi, 51,
of Lafayette. Agents cited David L. Wallace, 57, of Deridder in Vernon
Hunting turkeys over a baited area carries a fine up to $500, or up to 90
days in jail, or both plus court costs. Hunting without possession of a
turkey tag brings a $50 fine, or up to 15 days in jail or both.
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