MOREHOUSE PARISH MAN CITED FOR HUNTING TURKEYS OVER BAIT

Release Date: 04/24/2007

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited Glen A. Frost, 47, of Bastrop on April 17 for allegedly hunting turkeys over a baited area in northern Morehouse Parish. 


After receiving a complaint from a citizen, agents entered Frost's hunting area on April 16 and located the illegal turkey bait.  Frost was found hunting the next morning approximately 10 feet from an area baited with corn.  Agents made contact with Frost after they observed him lying on the ground in camouflage clothing holding a shotgun and facing a turkey decoy.  Agents collected samples of the bait for evidence and photographed the area.
 
The penalty for hunting turkeys over a baited area is a fine between $250 and $500, or jail time up to 90 days, or both plus court costs.
 
To report wildlife law violations call "Operation Game Thief" anytime at 1-800-442-2511.  Callers do not have to give their name or testify in court.  Cash rewards of up to $1,000 are awarded for information leading to the arrests of wildlife violators.
 
Agents participating in the case were Lt. Rick Owens, Sgt. Darren Bruce and Senior Agent Justin Lee.


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