Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited 11 people for alleged turkey-hunting violations during opening weekend of the 2015 season.
According to a press release, on March 28 agents cited the following people for hunting turkeys over a baited area: Shannon D. Gray, 45, of Oak Grove, in Concordia Parish; Brian C. Adamson, 41, of Many, in Sabine Parish; Jimmy Gordon, 72, of Livingston, in Livingston Parish, Patrick Haggerty, 67, of Kenner, in Tangipahoa Parish; Gary L. Carter, 49, of Rayville, in Jackson Parish and Neil Hunt, 38, of Sandy Hook, Miss., in Washington Parish.
Agents also cited Carl R. Hall Jr., 39, of Lecompte, for allegedly hunting turkeys without a turkey stamp and failing to comply with turkey tagging regulations in Rapides Parish.
In Desoto Parish on March 29, agents cited both Chase Love, 18, of Grand Cane, and George Hatcher, 56, of Converse, for allegedly hunting turkey without a turkey stamp.
On March 29 in West Feliciana Parish, agents cited Jason Lipoma, 46, and Doyle Lipoma, 17, both of Gonzales, for allegedly hunting turkeys over a baited area and failing to comply with turkey tagging regulations.
According to the 2015 Turkey Regulations pamphlet, no person shall hunt or take turkeys by the aid of baiting, or on or over a baited area. 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.
Also, turkey hunters are required to possess Louisiana basic hunting and big game licenses, a Louisiana wild turkey permit and turkey tags.
Hunting turkeys over a baited area brings a $250 to $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail. Failing to comply with turkey tagging regulations carries a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail, and not possessing a turkey stamp brings a $50 fine and up to 15 days in jail.