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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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Louisiana Operation Game Thief issues $9,600 in rewards

Louisiana Operation Game Thief issues $9,600 in rewards

WOODWORTH, La. (AP) — Louisiana Operation Game Thief, Inc., a Louisiana wildlife crime-stoppers program, has awarded $9,600 to citizens statewide who helped state agents thwart wildlife and fisheries violators.

The group this month reviewed 20 cases that included tips from public informants. A total of 30 people were apprehended as a result and 329 offenses were written in regards to the reviewed cases.

The cases reviewed and awarded money to the public for their assistance consisted of nine turkey cases, eight deer cases, two fish cases and one small game case.

Anyone wishing to report wildlife or fisheries violations should anonymously call the state wildlife and fisheries department's 24-hour toll free Operation Game Thief hotline at 1-800-442-2511 or use the tip411 program by texting LADWF and their tip to 847411.