Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a Dubach man for alleged turkey hunting and trespassing violations on April 19 in Union Parish, according to a press release.
Anthony J. Lewis, 40, was cited for intentional concealment of wildlife evidence, failing to comply with turkey tagging requirements, hunting turkeys with no basic hunting and big game licenses and turkey stamp, criminal trespassing and operating an ATV on a public road, the release states.
After receiving an anonymous complaint about Lewis turkey hunting on private land in Dubach, agents headed to his home and allegedly saw him driving down a public road on an ATV, according to the release.
When Lewis saw the agents, he allegedly turned in the opposite direction to avoid detection, the release states.
After a brief pursuit, agents contacted Lewis and he admitted dumping a harvested turkey from earlier in the day in a field during the pursuit. Agents were able to locate the turkey and issue Lewis his citations, according to the release.
Intentional concealment of wildlife evidence brings a $900 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail. Failing to comply with turkey tagging requirements and hunting without a big game license each carry up a $100 to $350 fine and up to 90 days in jail. Hunting turkey without a turkey stamp and basic hunting license each bring up to a $50 fine and 15 days in jail. Criminal trespassing carries a $100 to $500 fine and up to 30 days in jail, while operating an ATV on a public road brings up to a $175 fine and up to 30 days in jail, the release states.