O.G.T. RECEIVES $1000 FROM VIOLATORS
On September 8, 21st Judicial District Court Judge Doug Hughes accepted
guilty pleas from two individuals charged in unrelated wildlife cases. And
as part of their sentencing, Judge Hughes ordered the men to each pay $500
to Operation Game Thief.
Gary Hoyt of Denham Springs pled guilty to charges of hunting deer during
illegal hours, hunting from a public road, and hunting from a moving
vehicle. He was ordered to pay $500 to OGT and sentenced to one year of
probation. He was also ordered to pay court costs, probation fees and
public defender fees totaling $625.
Kevin Moran of Livingston Parish pled guilty to illegally taking a spotted
fawn. He was ordered to pay $500 to OGT, $625 in court costs and will have
to make restitution to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
for $524.54, the value of the illegally taken deer.
OGT is a non-profit corporation managed by volunteer sportsmen. They meet
quarterly to review wildlife violation cases resulting from information
provided by program participants, and to determine and dispense reward
amounts. Since the program began, more than $120,000 in reward money has
If anyone has witnessed or has information about a wildlife violation,
they may call Operation Game thief at 1-800-442-2511. They may choose to
remain anonymous and receive a reward of up to $1000 if the information
results in an arrest. They may also now make a report online at
For more information, contact Maj. Keith LaCaze at 225/765-2469
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