Ten Bow Hunters Cited for Allegedly Hunting With Pods

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Published January 04, 2023

Ten Bow Hunters Cited for Allegedly Hunting with Pods

East Carroll Parish, Louisiana – Ten hunters in Louisiana have been cited for allegedly bow hunting with pods.

On January 3, 2023, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced that on December 28, 2022, enforcement agents cited ten persons for alleged bow hunting infractions in East Carroll Parish.

Agents cited Shaun D. Faucheaux, 47, and Asa G. Tibbs, 20, both of Broussard, Louisiana; Laura Facheaux, 54, of Franklin, Louisiana; Metreades Descant IV, 35, of Bunkie, Louisiana; Elliot Nipper, 48, of Sterlington, Louisiana; Samuel Spurgeon, 37, of Alexandria, Louisiana; Jesse H. Roberts III, 51, and Jesse Henton Roberts IV, 19, both of Ruston, Louisiana; Megan Buckner, 45, and Larry Lambiotte, 47, both from Vicksburg, Mississippi.; for possession of pods while bow hunting.

Agents were patrolling the Mississippi River when they began conducting compliance checks on hunters south of Lake Providence. Agents discovered the subjects with pods while bow hunting. The pods were found in quivers that were attached to archery equipment.

During the investigation, authorities discovered that Spurgeon killed an antlerless deer with an arrow equipped with a pod.

In connection with the case, agents seized all of the pods as well as the antlerless deer.

Possession of pods during bow hunting is punishable by a fine of $250 to $500 and up to 90 days in prison. Spurgeon could also face civil compensation of $1,624 for the illegally taken deer’s replacement value.

Corporal James Hagan, Sgt. Wendell Weeks, Agent Logan Pippin, and Lt. Wayne Parker are the agents involved in the case.

A pod is a poison “pod” that goes on the end of a hunter’s arrow.

A person is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.