LINCOLN PARISH MAN CITED FOR TURKEY HUNTING VIOLATIONS

Release Date: 04/14/2008

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited a Lincoln Parish man on April 10 for multiple turkey hunting violations that allegedly occurred on April 3 in Union Parish. 


James S. Mabry, 32, of Dubach was cited after agents received a complaint that he stopped along Hwy. 2 between Bernice and the Shiloh community and shot two turkeys in a pasture. 


Agents obtained a search warrant for the Mabry residence and located suspected turkey feathers in the back of Mabry's truck and in his yard.  Mabry told agents that he drove along Hwy. 2 and saw the turkeys in a pasture, stopped his truck, walked to the fence and shot both gobblers. 


Mabry was cited for hunting from a public road, hunting from a moving vehicle, taking over the daily limit of turkeys and hunting without the required wild turkey hunting license.  Mabry will also be responsible for two civil restitution amounts of $802.50 for each of the illegally taken turkeys.    


The penalty for hunting from a moving vehicle is a fine between $250 and $500 or, jail time up to 90 days, or both plus court costs.  The penalty for hunting from a public road is a fine between $100 and $350, or jail time up to 60 days, or both plus court costs.  The penalty for taking over the limit of turkeys is a fine between $250 and $500, or jail time up to 90 days, or both plus court costs.  The penalty for hunting without a turkey license is a fine of $50, or jail time up to 15 days or both.


Agents participating in the case were Lt. Mike Rockett, and Sgts. Thomas Risser, Lane Kincaid and Duane Taylor.


For more information, contact Capt. Alan Bankston at 318-362-3102 or abankston@wlf.louisiana.gov.


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