L.D.W.F. AGENT CITES ILLEGAL RABBIT HUNTERS

Release Date: 01/09/2007

A Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agent cited John P.D. Gordy, 36, and Dustin R. Wilson, 29, both of Hineston, along with Jeffrey L. Dooley, 30, of Simpson, on Dec. 11, 2006, for allegedly hunting rabbits illegally in Rapides Parish.


Senior Agent Spencer Cole stopped the men after watching them shine a cutover along Pine Coupee Road with a spotlight.  After he found a .17 caliber rifle in their possession, one of the men admitted they were hunting rabbits.  Cole then cited them for hunting wild game quadrupeds during illegal hours, hunting from a moving vehicle and hunting from a public road.  The rifle and spotlight were seized.


Hunting wild game quadrupeds during illegal hours and hunting from a moving vehicle each carry fines of $250 to $500, or jail for not more than 90 days, or both plus court costs.  Hunting from a public road is punishable by a fine of $100 to $350, or jail for not more than 60 days, or both plus court costs.


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