Game laws

Illegal dove hunting netted citations for some Louisiana hunters last week.

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents wrote citations in North Louisiana for alleged dove hunting related violations during the opening weekend of the dove season on September 7-8, and have cited a Haughton man for illegal fishing.

In Caddo Parish, agents issued four citations to three subjects for possessing over the limit of doves, and possessing untagged migratory game birds and hunting without a basic hunting license.

Agents issued four citations to three people for hunting with an unplugged shotgun and hunting without a basic hunting license in Bossier Parish.

In East Carroll Parish, agents cited one person for hunting with an unplugged shotgun. Agents issued four citations to two people for hunting from a moving vehicle, hunting from a public road and discharging a firearm from a public road in Morehouse Parish.

Agents cited one person in Richland Parish for hunting without a basic hunting license. In Madison Parish, agents issued five citations to two subjects for placement of bait, hunting doves over a baited area and hunting with an unplugged shotgun.

Clint A. Smith, 23, of Haughton was charged with recreational fishing violations on September 1 in Bossier Parish.

Agents cited him for taking over the limit of black bass, angling without a resident fishing license, violating Wildlife Management Area (WMA) rules for no self-clearing permit and for having oversized all-terrain vehicle tires on a WMA.

Agents were on patrol on the Bodcau WMA when they found Smith in possession of 13 black bass without a fishing license. The limit for this area is 10 black bass per licensed fishermen per day.

Possessing over the limit of black bass, having oversized ATV tires on a WMA and no self clearing permit on a WMA each carry a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail for each offense. Angling without a resident fishing license brings up to a $50 fine and 15 days in jail.

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