Louisiana Man Cited by Wildlife Agents for Allegedly Hunting Turkeys Over a Baited Area
Vernon Parish, Louisiana – A Louisiana man has been cited by Wildlife Agents for allegedly hunting turkeys over a baited area.
On April 19, 2023, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) reported that enforcement agents cited a man for alleged turkey hunting violations on April 1 in Vernon Parish.
Noah, K. Joffrion, 21, of Hessmer, Louisiana, was cited by agents for allegedly hunting turkeys over a baited area.
On March 14, agents reported discovered a baited area near Gill Hunt Road in Vernon Parish. On March 19, agents returned and documented whole corn kernels on the ground.
An agent surveilled the location on April 1 and discovered Joffrion in a ground blind actively hunting turkeys over the baited area. After Joffrion came out of the blind, the agent approached him and he reportedly acknowledged hunting turkeys over the baited area.
A $250 to $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail are imposed for hunting turkeys over a baited area.
Lt. Andrew Mitchell, Sgt. Russel Brack, Corporal James Smith, and Agent Micheal Thacker are among the agents involved in the investigation.
A person is presumed innocent until proven guilty.