SUNFLOWER COUNTY, Miss. — A Mississippi hunter has lost some of his hunting privileges and his wallet is a little lighter after pleading guilty to baiting ducks.
According to the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 47-year-old Roger D. Latham of Flowood, Miss. was baiting ducks on his property in Sunflower County last season.
The press release said Latham was paying to have someone pour out corn where he duck hunted to bring the birds in which is illegal.
“We are committed to working with Mississippi and its citizens to conserve and protect
waterfowl and other wildlife,” said United States Fish and Wildlife Service Special Agent in
Charge Santiago. “Our collective efforts help ensure that these resources will be here for future
generations of fair chase hunters and outdoor enthusiasts.”
Latham was caught on his land January 13, 2012 hunting over the corn for ducks.
He will now have to pay a $5,000 fine, is on probation for two years, and will not be allowed to hunt anywhere in the world for those two years according to the press release; even though it’s still not clear how that would be enforced.