Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited a Lincoln Parish man on July 20 for taking squirrels during a closed season.
Scott C. Terry, 48, of Ruston was cited after agents received a complaint of several dead squirrels that had been discarded on Ashland Road in Ruston. During the investigation, agents located seven dead squirrels and later made contact with Terry. During questioning, Terry allegedly admitted to shooting the squirrels with a .22 caliber pellet pistol because they had become a nuisance in his garden and yard.
The penalty for taking squirrels during a closed season is a fine between $250 and $500, or jail time up to 90 days, or both plus court costs.
Agents involved in the case were Senior Agent Mike Jeter and Agents John Volentine.
For more information, contact Lt. Col. Keith LaCaze at 225-765-2988 or firstname.lastname@example.org.