Father and Son Found Guilty on Deer Hunting Violations

Release Date: 03/22/2016

A father and son from Pearl River were found guilty in Second Judicial District Court in Claiborne Parish on March 8 for deer hunting violations.

Judge Jimmy C. Teat ordered Cory D.  Baird, 31, to pay a $700 fine plus court costs no later than May 3, 2016 for failing to comply with deer tagging regulations and over the limit of deer.  Cory Baird was also ordered to pay $1,624.61 in civil restitution for an illegally taken deer.

His father, James H. Baird, 50, was ordered to pay a $200 fine plus court costs for failing to comply with deer tagging regulations.

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) enforcement Senior Agent Bryant Coburn cited the two men on Jan. 2 in the Bucktail Campground of Kisatchie National Forest.

During a compliance check, Coburn found Cory Baird with two antlered deer that he took earlier in the day.  On one of the deer Cory Baird illegally used one of James Baird’s tags with James’ knowledge.  The daily limit on the Kisatchie National Forest is one antlered or antlerless deer per day.

Daniel Bays Jr. was the lead prosecutor for the case.

For more information, contact Adam Einck at 225-765-2465 or aeinck@wlf.la.gov.