Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agent and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) officers cited Winnsboro men for allegedly violating multiple regulations on the Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge on Nov. 6.
A LDWF agent and USFWS officers cited Carl Williams, 31, James Fortenberry, 47, and Jonathan Thomas, 32, hunting over a baited area, leaving deer stands unattended and cutting limbs or trees on a federal refuge. Thomas and Williams were also cited for using remote trail cameras on a refuge. Williams was additionally cited for using archery equipment with illegal electronic sights.
LDWF agents had observed the men placing their bait and having their stands and cameras out since early October. On the opening morning of the Tensas Refuge’s archery deer season, Nov. 6, USFWS officers and LDWF agents set up surveillance on the three baited stand locations. The officers and agent apprehended all three subjects shortly after daylight.
If convicted, the men will face fines and penalties that will be set by a U.S. Magistrate Judge at their Federal Court appearance in Monroe to be set at a later date.
LDWF Senior Agent Lee Tarver and USFWS Officers John Tarver and Brandon Jones participated in the case.
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