SULPHUR MAN CITED FOR HUNTING TURKEYS DURING A CLOSED SEASON ON THANKSGIVING DAY

Release Date: 12/05/2006

On Nov. 29, 2006, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited Adam K. Foster, 26, of Sulphur, for allegedly killing two wild turkeys on Thanksgiving Day in Beauregard Parish.


Agents received a tip that Foster had been deer hunting on the morning of Nov. 23 and shot two turkeys from his deer stand.  Agents conducted an investigation and questioned Foster at his residence in Sulfur on Wednesday, Nov. 29.


Foster admitted he had killed two turkeys on Thanksgiving Day and that one of the turkeys had already been consumed.  The remaining turkey was seized as evidence along with the shotgun that was used to commit the violation.  Agents cited Foster for two counts of hunting turkeys during a closed season.  He was also issued a civil restitution penalty for the replacement costs of the two illegally taken turkeys.


Louisiana does not have a fall turkey season.  During the spring season in portions of the months of March and April, hunters may harvest gobblers only. The limit is one per day and two per season.


The penalty for taking turkeys during a closed season is a fine up to $950, up to 120 days in jail, or both plus court costs, and forfeiture of anything seized for each count.  The civil restitution value is $802.50 for each turkey.


Agents involved in the investigation were Sgts. David Liles and Keith Aucoin.


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