Man’s hunting and fishing privileges revoked after pleading guilty to shooting geese from Louisiana highway
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A young Louisiana man has had his hunting and fishing privileges temporarily revoked after he was accused of shooting geese from a highway.
Trevor Istre has pleaded guilty to charges related to an incident that occurred on Feb. 16, 2021, local officials said in a news release. He was also sentenced to unsupervised probation and fined $3,000.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Louisiana announced that Istre pleaded guilty to multiple counts related to an incident last year, including the taking of migratory birds using a vehicle motorized, taking migratory birds during a closed season, and taking migratory birds in violation of state law.
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In February last year, a wildlife official caught a group of people shooting geese from a highway. While the suspects fled and were able to avoid apprehension at the time, an investigation resulted in charges being laid against those involved.
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US Attorney Brandon B. Brown said, “Hunting violations are cases our office takes very seriously. Hunting laws were created for the protection of our wildlife, and we will continue to work with the US Fish and Wildlife Service to hold those who violate these laws accountable for their actions.”
The US judge who fined Istre had sentenced him to 5 years of unsupervised probation and revoked his hunting and fishing privileges for three years.
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Steven Strader, patrol captain for the USFWS Sanctuary Law Enforcement Division, Louisiana District, said, “Our federal wildlife officers and our dogs take wildlife law enforcement seriously. migratory birds in the Mississippi Flyway. Restricting hunting and fishing privileges proved to be the most effective solution. deterrent for the protection of wild game species and public lands at Sportsman’s Paradise. Courts in the Western District of Louisiana have echoed this message, and the public wins when these types of sentences are imposed.