Agents Cite Two Subjects for Hunting and Fishing Violations in Jefferson Davis Parish

Published 3:34 pm Friday, February 3, 2023

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Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited two Lake Arthur subjects for alleged for hunting and fishing violations in Jefferson Davis Parish on Jan. 30.

Agents cited David P. Williams, 32, and April L. Williams, 38, for hunting from a moving vehicle, hunting from a public road, hunting during illegal hours, and taking game fish using illegal methods.  David Williams was also cited for not possessing basic fishing and hunting licenses.

Agents received a tip about night hunting near Lake Arthur.  Agents setup surveillance in the area and observed a truck spotlighting the ditches and fields for wild game on public roadways outside of Lake Arthur around 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 30.

After futher observation, agents witnessed the two subjects catch a bass and crappie with a dip net and also shoot three rabbits from their truck with a .22 caliber rifle.

Agents made contact with the two subjects and found them in possession of a bass, crappie and three rabbits.  Agents seized the fish and rabbits and donated them to a local charity.

Hunting during illegal hours brings a $900 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail.  Hunting from a moving vehicle and public road carries a $250 to $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail.  Taking game fish using illegal methods brings a $400 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail.  Failing to possess basic fishing and hunting licenses carries up to a $50 fine for each offense.

Agents participating in this case are Sgt. David Sanford and Senior Agent Katie Matthias.