Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited an Arkansas man for allegedly obtaining a hunting license by fraud on Jan. 7 in Claiborne Parish.
Agents cited James Perkins, 42, of Emerson, Ark., for obtaining a Louisiana resident hunting license by fraud, hunting without a non-resident hunting license and possessing an unplugged shotgun that held five shells.
Agents observed Perkins returning from hunting on the Kisatchie National Forest in Claiborne Parish on Jan. 7. Upon conducting a license compliance check agents discovered that Perkins was a resident of Arkansas and possessed a Louisiana resident hunting license.
After further investigation, agents also discovered that his 12 gauge shotgun was holding five shells. It is illegal to possess a shotgun that is capable of holding more than three shells during hunting season. Plugs are to be used if a shotgun can hold more than three shells.
Obtain license by fraud penalties will be set at a later date by the presiding judge. Hunting with an unplugged gun carries a $250 to $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail. Hunting without a non-resident hunting license carries a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail.
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