LDWF agents issue 16 turkey hunting violation citations - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

LDWF agents issue 16 turkey hunting violation citations

(Source: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries) (Source: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries)

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries have issued 16 citations for turkey hunting violations during the opening weekend of the 2014 hunting season.

The citations span 11 cases in West Feliciana, Jackson, Vernon, Natchitoches and Tangipahoa parishes.

The following individuals were cited:

Mark Granger, 54, of Hackberry. He is charged with failing to comply with turkey tagging regulations on March 22 in Vernon Parish.

Jerry Green, 44, of Slagle. He is charged with hunting turkeys over a baited area and not possessing turkey tags on March 22 in Vernon Parish.

Brock Herring, 29, of Camden, Ark. He is charged with hunting turkeys with an unplugged gun on March 22 in Claiborne Parish.

Jim Bailey, 73; Mathew Lenard, 37; Jimmy Lenard, 67, and Harvey Stover, 56; all of West Monroe. They are charged with hunting turkeys over a baited area on March 22 in Jackson Parish.

Frank Gonzales, 58, of St. Francisville. He is charged with hunting turkeys over a baited area on March 22 in West Feliciana Parish.

Baylor Blanchard, 21, of Amite; Russel Thompson, III, 32, of Amite; and John Bel, 20, of Arcolo. They are charged with hunting turkeys over a baited area in Tangipahoa Parish on March 23. 

Agents also cited Bel for hunting without a basic hunting license, without a big game license, without a turkey stamp and failing to comply with turkey tag requirements.

"According to the 2014 Turkey Regulations pamphlet, no person shall hunt or take turkeys by the aid of baiting or on or over a baited area," said the LDWF in a news release. "Hunters are not allowed to place, expose, deposit or scatter corn, wheat or other grain, salt or other feed to lure turkeys to their hunting area."

"Hunters are also required to possess Louisiana basic hunting and big game licenses, Louisiana wild turkey permit and turkey tags. In addition, shotguns capable of holding over three shells must be plugged with a one piece filler," said the LDWF.

Hunting turkeys over a baited area and hunting without an unplugged gun each bring a $250 to $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail for each offense. 

Failing to comply with turkey tagging regulations carries a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail. 

Not possessing a basic hunting license, big game license and turkey stamp brings a $50 fine and up to 15 days in jail for each offense.

For more information, contact Adam Einck at 225-765-2465 or aeinck@wlf.la.gov.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Elvis music collector remembers the day he died 40 years ago

    Elvis music collector remembers the day he died 40 years ago

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 7:44 AM EDT2017-08-16 11:44:44 GMT

    It may not be the largest collection of Elvis recordings in the world, but it's certainly one Gary Doucet is proud of. 

    More >>

    It may not be the largest collection of Elvis recordings in the world, but it's certainly one Gary Doucet is proud of. 

    More >>
  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: One more round of scattered storms before drier weather for the rest of the week

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: One more round of scattered storms before drier weather for the rest of the week

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 4:26 AM EDT2017-08-16 08:26:13 GMT
    A few scattered showers this afternoonA few scattered showers this afternoon

    We will start today with partly cloudy skies, building up for scattered thunderstorms later this afternoon. Rain chances are up to 40% today, so we should not see as much rain as yesterday. Most of the rain will come to an end by the late afternoon. After sunset, rain chances will go back down to zero percent overnight with mostly clear skies. In between any showers, we will have warm temperatures for southwest Louisiana. 

    More >>

    We will start today with partly cloudy skies, building up for scattered thunderstorms later this afternoon. Rain chances are up to 40% today, so we should not see as much rain as yesterday. Most of the rain will come to an end by the late afternoon. After sunset, rain chances will go back down to zero percent overnight with mostly clear skies. In between any showers, we will have warm temperatures for southwest Louisiana. 

    More >>
  • RoyOMartin donates nearly $70k to Oakdale Elementary

    RoyOMartin donates nearly $70k to Oakdale Elementary

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 1:14 AM EDT2017-08-16 05:14:42 GMT
    (Source: RoyOMartin)(Source: RoyOMartin)

    In an effort to help Oakdale Elementary School in its recovery after a devastating fire in May, RoyOMartin-OSB team members surprised teachers at the school with gifts.

    More >>

    In an effort to help Oakdale Elementary School in its recovery after a devastating fire in May, RoyOMartin-OSB team members surprised teachers at the school with gifts.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly