Sixty-two tickets given in Louisiana’s first dove hunting weekend


BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says agents ticketed 62 people in 17 parishes for a total of 78 alleged hunting violations during the first weekend of dove hunting.

A news release Wednesday said agents cited 11 people in Concordia Parish for 15 alleged violations — putting out bait, hunting doves over a baited area, helping others to do so, taking more than the limit, hunting without a license and using an unplugged shotgun.

Nine people were cited in East Baton Rouge Parish, seven in West Feliciana, six in Sabine and five in St. James Parish. People also were cited in East Feliciana, Caddo, Bossier, Terrebonne, Pointe Coupee, Vermilion, Morehouse, Madison, St. Martin, East Carroll, Richland and Rapides parishes.

The dove season’s first weekend was Saturday and Sunday.