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Author Topic: St. Charles Parish Residents Cited for WMA and Boating Safety Violations  (Read 20 times)

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From LDWF email:
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited three Louisiana men for alleged bowfishing and boating violations in St. Charles Parish on July 11.

Agents cited Shawn Matherne, 38, of Paradis, for violating Wildlife Management Area (WMA) rules and regulations.  Rodney Curry, 37, of Luling, was cited for failing to comply with personal flotation device (PFD) requirements.

Agents were on patrol on July 11 around 9 p.m. on the Salvador WMA when they noticed a vessel outfitted with LED lights typically used for bowfishing.  The agents then observed the subjects bowfishing from the vessel inside the Salvador WMA.

The agents made contact with the subjects and notified them that bowfishing is prohibited in the Salvador WMA.  The agents also found that the subjects did not have enough PFDs for everyone on board the vessel.

Failing to comply with PFD requirements brings up to a $50 fine and 15 days in jail.  Violating WMA rules and regulations carries a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail.
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