Eight Cited for Hunting Turkey Over Bait
Eight men were cited for alleged turkey bait and license violations in Livingston and St. Helena parishes during the opening weekend of turkey season.
Jimmy W. Varnado, 59, of Greensburg, Gauvin C. Theriot, 24, and Jimmy D. Sullivan, 71, both of Houma, Robin D. Sullivan, 30, of Zachary, Lawson King, 31, Denham Springs, Justin M. Berthelot, 24, and Robert Majesty, Jr., 23, both of Ponchatoula, were all cited in St. Helena Parish. Richard T. McCrory, 47, of Livingston, was cited in Livingston Parish. All the men were cited for allegedly hunting wild turkeys over bait. Hunting turkey over bait carries a fine of up to $500, jail for not more than 90 days, or both, plus court costs.
Lawson King was also cited for hunting without a basic hunting license, hunting without a big game license, and hunting turkeys without a turkey license. Justin Berthelot and Jimmy Varnado were also cited for hunting turkeys without a turkey license. Each license violation is punishable by a fine of $50 payable to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
Agents participating in the cases were Lieutenant Len Yokum, Sergeants Grady Brecheen and Henry Smith, Senior Agents Benji Morgan, Guy Adams, Britt Forbes, Scott Bell, Dane Thomas, Toby Miller, and Billy Gomillion, and Agent Joel Cromp.