Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents arrested a Mississippi man on Feb. 17 for allegedly hunting ducks out of season in Concordia Parish, the agency reported.
Doyle Gene Seymour, 34, of Natchez, Miss., was booked with hunting coots during a closed season; hunting migratory game birds from a public road, with an illegal weapon and from a moving vehicle; obstruction of justice; driving without a driver’s license; possession of an open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle; contributing to the delinquency of a minor; and discharging a firearm from a public road.
The arrest came after agents received a call about someone shooting a .22 rifle off the Mississippi River levee along state Highway 3196 near the Brandenburg bar pits.
Agents allegedly found the vehicle in questions, and were in the process of pulling the suspects over when one of the suspects tossed a .22-caliber rifle out of the window.
Agents stopped the vehicle they say was driven by Seymour with his 15-year-old son in the back seat. Agents located a dead coot in the back of Seymour’s truck and retrieved the rifle that was thrown from the truck.
After interviewing Seymour, he admitted to agents that he allowed his son to shoot at birds from his vehicle off the levee. Seymour was arrested and booked into the Concordia Parish Jail.
Hunting coots during a closed season, hunting migratory game birds from a moving vehicle, with an illegal firearm and from a public road are charges that are pending in federal court. Possession of alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle, driving without a driver’s license, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, discharging a firearm from a public road and obstruction of justice all have bonds that are determined by District Court.
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