Hunting Season is upon us.
Hunting on private land without permission is a crime.
Each year, the NPSO responds to several of these type calls from landowners reporting hunters trespassing.
LA.RS:14:63 Criminal Trespass
No Person shall enter any structure, watercraft, or movable owned by another without express, legal, or implied authorization.
No person shall enter upon immovable property without express, legal, or implied authorization.
No person shall remain in or upon property, movable or immovable, owned by another without express, legal, or implied authorization.
For the 1st Offense, the fine shall not be less than $100 and not more than $500, or imprisonment for not more than 30 days, or both.
The property does not require “no trespassing” signs.
So generally speaking before entering another person’s property for any reason it would be best to have their authorized permission to enter such.
Sheriff Jones and the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office advises everyone to have a safe hunting season and remember to practice safe hunting techniques and gun safety.
Always get permission before entering private land.