Father, son found guilty of deer hunting violations on Kisatchie National Forest

Cory C. Baird, James H. Baird ordered to pay fines for Jan. 2 incident, LDWF says

A father and son from Pearl River were found guilty in Second Judicial Court in Claiborne Parish earlier this month for deer hunting violations in connection with a case earlier this year in the Bucktail Campground on Kisatchie National Forest.

According to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Judge Jimmy C. Teat ordered Cory D.  Baird, 31, to pay a $700 fine plus court costs no later than May 3, 2016 for failing to comply with deer tagging regulations and being over the limit of deer.  Cory Baird also was ordered to pay $1,624.61 in civil restitution for an illegally taken deer, the release states.

His father, James H. Baird, 50, was ordered to pay a $200 fine plus court costs for failing to comply with deer tagging regulations, according to the release.

During a compliance check, Cory Baird was found with two antlered deer that he took earlier in the day.  On one of the deer, Cory Baird illegally used one of James Baird’s tags with his father’s knowledge, according to the release.

The daily limit on the Kisatchie National Forest is one antlered or antlerless deer per day, the release states.