Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries were busy last weekend during the opening days of the 2018 dove season, writing 39 citation to 29 hunters for baiting doves and other related offenses.

According to a press release, agents in Franklin Parish issued eight citations for hunting doves over a baited area, and six citations for aiding and abetting others in hunting doves over a baited area.

Agents issued five citations in Rapides Parish for hunting doves over a baited area, and one citation for aiding and abetting others in hunting doves over a baited area.

In St. Helena Parish, agents also issued five citations for hunting doves over a baited area, two placement of bait citations and two aiding and abetting others in hunting doves over a baited area.

In West Feliciana Pariah, agents wrote four tickets for hunting doves over a baited area. and one placement of bait citation.

In Avoyelles Parish, agents issued two citations for hunting doves over a baited area and one citation for aiding and abetting other in hunting doves over a baited area.

Finally, agents issued two citations for hunting doves over a baited area in Evangeline Parish.

All migratory game bird baiting cases are filed with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for prosecution in federal court.