Turkey Creek man pleads guilty to snare violations

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

BATON ROUGE - A Turkey Creek man pleaded guilty to taking deer illegally on Dec. 13 in the 13th Judicial Court in Evangeline Parish.

Judge Tom Fusilier sentenced Corey S. Gautreaux, 25, to pay a $1,000 fine and $122.50 in court costs, revoked his hunting privileges for two years and to 30 days of jail, which was suspended.

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited Gautreaux for taking deer illegally by snare in Evangeline Parish on Oct. 23, 2011.

Agents received a complaint that Gautreaux had put several snares out on private land that appeared to be set in a manner to take deer.

After locating the snares, agents found a camera and a deer stand set up near the snares.

On that same afternoon, agents found Gautreaux sitting in the stand with a bow and arrow. After advising Gautreaux of his rights, he admitted to setting the snares for deer.

All the snares along with the camera were forfeited to the state.