Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a Sorrento man for alleged turkey violations Tuesday in East Feliciana Parish.
Keanon R. Dickey was ticketed for hunting turkeys during a closed season, over a baited area and criminal trespassing, according to a news release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
After receiving an anonymous tip about a trespasser hunting on private property, agents set up a surveillance off of Caruth Road near Wilson and allegedly observed Dickey walk onto the property to a hunting spot Tuesday morning, the release states.
Agents listened to Dickey make calls to entice turkeys closer to his spot, according to the release.
After making contact with him, agents noticed the field he was hunting over was allegedly baited with cracked corn, the release states.
Turkey season doesn’t open statewide until Saturday, March 28 on private lands.
Hunting turkeys during a closed season brings a $900 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail for each count, while hunting turkeys over bait carries a $250 to $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail, according to the release. Trespassing on private property brings a $100 to $500 fine and up to 30 days in jail.