Year-end Sting Nabs Violators
In recent weeks, state wildlife enforcement officers wrote 150 citations to hunters for a variety of law violations, according to Chief of Enforcement Curtis Green with the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.
Officers carried out enforcement details that checked hunters in the woods in the southwest Mississippi counties of Adams, Amite, Franklin, Lincoln, Jefferson, and Wilkinson.
Most of the infractions of the law involved non-residents with no hunting license, hunting over bait, and hunters not wearing hunter orange while deer hunting.
Other citations were written for hunting from a public road, resident hunters with no hunting license, possession of illegal deer, unplugged shotgun, and killing a deer with spike antlers.
"These cases that our officers made demonstrate that hunters who violate the law never take a day off," Executive Director Sam Polles said.
"Wildlife enforcement officers are the first line of defense for our natural resources, and our officers have proven they are up to the task."