Two Livingston Parish men arrested on hunting-related charges
POSTED: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 5:00am
UPDATED: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 5:04am
Louisiana — Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents arrested two Livingston Parish men for allegedly possessing firearms by convicted felons on January 1.
Agents responded to an area off of C. Holden Rd. and Highway 1036 in Holden after receiving an anonymous complaint of possible hunting violations. Agents observed two men coming from a wooded area without their required hunter orange on and with a loaded 12-gauge shotgun.
After further investigation, the agents cited Bobby D. Sykes, 38, and Barry D. Gill, 46, both of Holden, for failing to wear hunter orange, hunting deer with an unplugged gun and possession of a firearm by a person convicted of certain felonies.
Possession of a firearm by a person convicted of certain felonies carries a $1,000 to $5,000 fine and 10 to 20 years in jail. Failing to wear hunter orange carries a $50 fine and up to 15 days in jail. Hunting with an unplugged shotgun brings a $250 to $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail.