LA: Father, son plead guilty to alligator hunting charges
Father, son plead guilty to alligator hunting charges
April 14, 2011
BATON ROUGE, La. — A father-and-son team face up to one year in prison
each for leading sport hunters to unauthorized areas to hunt American
Prosecutors say 66-year-old Larry Dees Sr. and 37-year-old Larry Dees
Jr., both of Maringuoin, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Baton Rouge to
violating both federal and state law.
Both are licensed alligator helpers. The Justice Department says they led
hunters into areas for which they did not have state authorization to
The state requires that alligator helpers operate on specific, restricted
lands. Alligators that are killed must be tagged to indicate where they were
In addition to the prison sentence, the charge carries a possible
A sentencing date has not been set.
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