LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — An Evangeline Parish man has been sentenced
after pleading guilty to hunting doves over a baited field and helping
others do the same.
U.S. District Judge Patrick Hanna sentenced 42-year-old Jody D.
Fontenot, of Ville Platte, earlier this week to complete 50 hours of
community service and pay a $550 fine. Authorities said Thursday he also
ordered Fontenot's hunting rights suspended for a year or until the
community service hours are complete.
State wildlife and fisheries agents cited Fontenot in September after
receiving a complaint about a baited field in Evangeline Parish. Agents
went to the field and found rice that had been distributed throughout
Agents went back to the field a few days later and found it being
hunted by three adults, including Fontenot, and six juveniles.
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