FATHER AND SON CITED FOR TAKING OVER THE LEGAL LIMIT OF DOVES IN MADISON PARISH.

Release Date: 09/05/2006

Agents from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division cited two men for alleged violations of the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act pertaining to the daily limit of doves.  The case was made on Sept. 2, the opening day of dove season, near Waverly, La.


Joe M. Senn, 53, of Rayville, and his son, Phillip Brad Senn, 31, of Bastrop were each cited for taking and possessing over the daily limit of mourning doves and failure to maintain field possession of mourning doves.


Agents watched the men hide an ice chest in an old duck blind near the field they were hunting.  The agents later discovered 60 freshly killed mourning doves in the ice chest.  Both men then returned to the field and each took 12 more doves, which gave them a total of 84 birds.  The daily limit for mourning doves is 12 per person.


Violations of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act are punishable by fines up to $5,000, jail for up to six months, or both.  The case will be prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney's Office.


Agents participating in the case were Lt. Gene Wilson, Sgt. Larry May, and Sr. Agents Brandon Miller and Joe Chandler Jr.


For more information, contact Lt. Col. Keith LaCaze at klacaze@wlf.louisiana.gov or 225-765-2988. 
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