Shreveport man cited for alleged turkey-hunting violation in Bienville Parish

Arnold cited for hunting over a baited field, LDWF says

A 67-year-old Shreveport man was cited last weekend by enforcement agents for hunting turkeys over a baited area, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

An agent allegedly witnessed Arnold hunting turkeys from an elevated box blind surrounded by three corn feeders in Bienville Parish, the release states.

According to the 2015 Turkey Regulations pamphlet, no person shall hunt or take turkeys by the aid of baiting on or over a baited area.  Hunters are not allowed to place, expose, deposit or scatter corn, wheat or other grain, as well as salt or other feed, to lure turkeys to their hunting area.

Hunting turkeys over a baited area brings a $250 to $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail, according to the release.