Joshua Wade Dunn, 22, of Winnsboro was cited on Oct. 2 for allegedly squirrel hunting during a closed season and violating Wildlife Management Area regulations on Big Lake WMA by possessing a firearm when no gun season was in progress.
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Sgt. Larry May and Agent John Hendrix observed Dunn as he left the WMA and made his way back to his residence. Dunn's residence was approximately 100 yards from the boundary of the WMA. Dunn had 12 squirrels and a .22 rifle in his possession.
The penalty for hunting squirrels during the closed season is a fine of up to $500, jail for not more than 90 days, or both plus court costs. The violation of WMA rules and regulations carries a fine of up to $350, jail for up to 60 days, or both plus court costs.
Squirrel season opened in Louisiana on Saturday, Oct. 6.
For more information contact Lt. Col. Keith LaCaze at 225-765-2988 or firstname.lastname@example.org.