Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited five Louisiana residents for alleged hunting violations and Migratory Game Bird violations in Caddo and Bossier parishes.
Agents cited Daniel D. Owens, 44, of Vivian; Tristen N. Owens, 17, of Vivian; Ethan L. Mikesell, 19, of Shreveport; and Devynn E. England, 18, of Shreveport, for taking over limit of ducks and wanton waste on Nov. 15 in Caddo Parish. Tristen Owens was also cited for intentionally destroying, concealing or disposing of wildlife or fish evidence.
Agents observed the hunters shooting ducks and leaving the field without making an effort to retrieve several dead and crippled birds. Agents found a total of 14 ducks left in the field or concealed under their duck blind. Agents seized a total of 38 ducks, which are 14 over the legal limit for the four hunters.
On Nov. 14 agents cited Daniel M. Currie, 27, of Bossier City, for allegedly obtaining a hunting license by fraud and hunting without non-resident licenses in Bossier Parish.
LDWF agents conducted a joint investigation with Arkansas Game and Fish and discovered that Currie was in possession of both Louisiana resident and Arkansas resident hunting licenses. According to Currie he had killed one deer in Arkansas and three deer in Louisiana.
After a brief interview with Louisiana and Arkansas agents, Currie was cited for his violations in Louisiana and Arkansas.
Taking over the limit of ducks, intentional concealment of wildlife evidence and wanton waste each brings up to a $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail. Obtaining a license by fraud carries a $250 to $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail. Hunting without non-resident licenses brings a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail.
Agents involved in these cases are Lt. Roy Schufft, Sgt. Troy Parker, and Sgt. Frank Reger, and Arkansas wildlife officers Clay Raborn and Blake Broomfield.
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