LDWF Agents Seize 51 Teal on Catahoula Lake

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 1:15pm

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited eight men for allegedly possessing over the limit of migratory game birds on Catahoula Lake in LaSalle Parish on September 15 and 16.

Agents were on patrol on Catahoula Lake on September 15 when they came in contact with four men that were leaving their hunting area. During a license and limit inspection, agents found the men in possession of 28 teal, which put them 12 over the limit. The men stated they were unaware of the four teal per person per day possession limit.

John P. Randall, 28, of Urania, Jereme B. Johnson, 27, of Ruston, Clint L. Cooksey, 27, of Jena, and Steven C. Douglas, 28, of Olla were issued state citations for possessing over the limit of migratory game birds.

On September 16 on Catahoula Lake agents came in contact with four more men that were leaving their hunting area. Agents again performed a license and limit inspection and found them in possession of 23 teal, which put them seven over the limit.

Casey M. Deville, 17, of Lecompte, Dusty D. Ducote, 18, of Alexandria, Austin G. Linzay, 18, of Lecompte, and Brandon L. Simmons, 21, of Marksville, were issued citations for possessing over the limit of migratory game birds.

Agents seized the 51 teal from the eight men and donated them to charity. Violating state migratory waterfowl violations brings a $400 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail.

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