TWO MEN CITED FOR ILLEGAL TURKEY HUNTING IN NORTHEAST LOUISIANA

Release Date: 04/04/2006

2006-103


Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Agents two Louisiana men for allegedly hunting turkeys over a baited area on March 25 in Lincoln and Union parishes. 


Gregory Lane Green, 34, of Farmerville was cited the opening day of turkey season after agents watched him enter the baited area in northern Union Parish and set out turkey decoys.  The area was previously documented as being baited after agents, acting on a complaint, located a tripod feeder that contained corn and found corn on the ground around the feeder.  Sgt. Thomas Risser made contact with Green as he sat facing the feeder and the decoys.  Bait samples and photographs were taken for evidence.


Corbit A. Best, 52, of Ruston was cited after agents watched him shoot and kill a baited turkey by two tripod feeders.  On closer inspection, agents located corn in both feeders and on the ground in the area of the feeders.  The turkey and a 12-gauge shotgun were seized during the investigation.  The turkey was later donated to charity.


The penalty for hunting turkeys over a baited area is a fine between $250 and $500, or jail for not more than 90 days, or both plus court cost.


Agents participating in the cases were Lt. Mike Rockett, Sgts. Thomas Risser and Lane Kincaid and Senior Agents Mike Jeter and Stan House.


EDITORS: For more information contact Lt. Col. Keith LaCaze at klacaze@wlf.louisiana.gov or 225-765-2469.