Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited two men for alleged hunting violation on March 4 in LaSalle Parish.
Agents cited Bradley M. Eubanks, 27, of Jena for hunting turkey during a closed season and Michael L. Eubanks, 51, of Jena, for criminal conspiracy.
Agents were on patrol on the morning of March 4 near Jean in LaSalle Parish when they observed Bradley Eubanks hunting. Agents then heard a single gunshot coming from the subject’s area.
Agents then made contact with Michael Eubanks who was in a truck on his way to pick up Bradley Eubanks. Agents contacted Bradley Eubanks by phone and he admitted to harvesting a turkey. Michael Eubanks admitted to dropping Bradley Eubanks off earlier in the morning and he was returning to pick him up.
Turkey season for 2023 opens on April 1 for this area. Agents seized the turkey and donated it to a local charity.
Hunting turkey during a closed season and criminal conspiracy brings a $900 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail for each offense.
Bradley Eubanks may also face civil restitution totaling $1,539 for the replacement value of the illegally taken turkey.
Agents involved on the case are Sgt. Richard Heinold and Sgt. Jesse Davis.
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