POSTED: Friday, July 20, 2012 - 5:00am
UPDATED: Friday, July 20, 2012 - 5:04am
MONROE, LA — A joint investigation by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) led to a Winnsboro woman being found guilty of migratory game bird violations on July 16 in Federal Court in Monroe.
U.S. Magistrate Karen Hayes sentenced Donna J. Remides, 51, to a fine of $2,035, suspended her hunting rights for two years and placed her on supervised probation for two years.
Remides was cited on Sept. 4, 2010 on the opening day of dove season for placing bait to take migratory game birds (doves) and aiding and abetting others in taking migratory game birds illegally.
LDWF and USFWS agents observed Remides bait a field and then allow the field to be hunted for doves.
LDWF agents involved in the case were Lt. Scott Watson, Sgt. Joe Chandler, Sgt. Lee Tarver and Senior Agent John Hendrix. USFWS Officers involved in the case were Refuge Officers John Tarver, Chris Hoag and Special Agent Kash Schreifer.