We are less than a week into the 2022 Louisiana Turkey Hunting Season and already nineteen people have been cited by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for turkey hunting violations.

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Turkey season just began on April 2, which was this past Saturday, and these people all started things the wrong way. Truth be told, some could have just been guilty of ignorance as opposed to malice, but in a few cases, these people were certainly old enough to have known better.

A couple of those were from right here in North Louisiana. One from Homer, Louisiana and the other from right here in Bossier City.

According to LDWF, agents cited Randy A. Smith, 67, of Bossier City, for hunting turkeys over a baited area in Claiborne Parish on April 2.

Then, on Monday, April 4, agents cited Justin L. Lester, 33, of Homer, for hunting turkeys over a baited area in Claiborne Parish.

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Other citations from around the state included:

On April 1 agents cited:

Jonathan Dees, 43, of Albany for hunting turkeys during a closed season and failing to comply with turkey tagging requirements in Tangipahoa Parish.

On April 2 agents cited:

Darrell L. Arnold, 75, of Alexandria, for possessing illegal turkey during an open season and failing to maintain sex identification of tag meat in Vernon Parish.

Christopher W. Carmack, 26, of Deridder, for hunting during a turkey lottery hunt without lottery permit in Vernon Parish.

Mark R. Wallace, 63, of Deridder, for hunting turkeys over a baited area in Vernon Parish.

Denis S. Beard, 66, of Baton Rouge, for hunting during a turkey lottery hunt without lottery permit in Vernon Parish.

Galen L. Collins, 74, of Gilbert, for hunting turkeys over a baited area in Catahoula Parish.

Sherry S. Collins, 60, of Gilbert, for hunting turkeys over a baited area in Catahoula Parish.

Landon Turner, 27, of Jackson for hunting turkeys over a baited area in East Feliciana Parish.

Alan P. Sagely, 42, of Jackson, for hunting turkeys over a baited area in East Feliciana Parish.

Glen Berthelot, 58, of Port Allen, for hunting turkeys over a baited area in East Feliciana Parish.

Lauren Berthelot, 30, of Clinton, for hunting turkeys over a baited area in East Feliciana.

Nelson Jackson, 68, of Denham Springs, for hunting turkeys over a baited area in East Baton Rouge Parish.

On April 3 agents cited:

Shannon Lanier, 53, of Kentwood, for hunting turkeys with a rifle, not possessing basic, big game and turkey hunting licenses, and failing to comply with turkey tagging regulations in Tangipahoa Parish.

Christopher M Duncan, 28, of Kentwood, for illegal possession of a stolen gun, illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, hunting with an unplugged shotgun, not possessing basic, big game and turkey hunting licenses, failing to comply with turkey tagging regulations and not abiding by commission rules and regulations in Tangipahoa Parish. He was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail.

On April 4 agents cited:

Ronald Schroeder, 64, of Watertown, Wisc., for hunting without non-resident basic, big game and turkey hunting licenses, violating turkey tagging regulations, hunting turkeys over a baited area and hunting with an unplugged gun in Winn Parish.

Jonathan Schroeder, 30, of Sullivan, Wisc., for hunting without non-resident basic, big game and turkey hunting licenses, violating turkey tagging regulations and hunting turkeys over a baited area in Winn Parish.

Justin M. Johnson, 41, of Westlake, for hunting turkeys over a baited area in Catahoula Parish.

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According to the 2022 Turkey Regulations, no person shall hunt or take turkeys by the aid of baiting or on or over a baited area. Hunters are not allowed to place, expose, deposit or scatter corn, wheat or other grain, salt or other feed to lure turkeys to their hunting area.

Also, turkey hunters are required to possess Louisiana basic hunting and big game licenses, Louisiana wild turkey license and turkey tags.

  • Hunting turkeys over a baited area and hunting with an unplugged gun brings a $250 to $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail for each offense.
  • Failing to comply with turkey tagging regulations carries up to a $350 fine.
  • Failing to possess non-resident basic, big game and turkey hunting licenses brings up to a $350 fine for each offense.
  • Failing to possess resident basic, big game and turkey hunting licenses carries up to a $50 fine for each offense.

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