On the morning of April 8, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited Mark Brown, 60, of Rayville, and Mark Alan Brown, 35, of Shreveport for allegedly hunting turkeys over a baited area.
Prior to daylight, agents set up surveillance on an area where grain had been scattered. The agents suspected illegal turkey hunting over bait in this area. Shortly after daylight, agents heard turkey calls in the immediate area of the scattered grain. Both men were found hunting turkey over the illegal bait.
The younger Brown was also cited for hunting without a basic license, hunting without a big game license and hunting turkeys without a turkey license.
The penalty for hunting turkey over bait is a fine between $250-$500, jail for not more than 90 days, or both plus court costs. Hunting without a basic license, hunting without a big game license and hunting turkeys without a turkey license each carry a $50 fine.
Agents participating in the case were Lt. Gene Wilson, Sgt. Larry May, and Sr. Agent Brandon Miller.
For more information, contact Lt. Col. Keith LaCaze at 225-765-2469 or firstname.lastname@example.org.