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Scammers on the Sportsman Classifieds

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It happens each year about this time gentleman and ladies on the sportsman. People are out to obtain your personal information for the purpose of locating confidentiality information concerning you. It is a shame but I must warn you that by giving your name and address to someone you do not know is all they need to begin the process of identity theft. It happened to me this past week and I have removed my adds due to this. Any one by the name of Jose Dial is trying to obtain the is information by stating that he needs this to complete the paperwork. This is bogus. There is no paperwork on most of the items unless DMV or Wildlife and Fisheries is involved. Do not give this information out. Also, on a hunting lease, be sure to verify this person is the original land owner and he is not sub leasing. This is taking place on the Stephen Landry estate outside of Baldwin, Louisiana and the person subleasing does not have the authority for that estate. Anyone that is caught on that property will be prosecuted and the game agent for that area has been notified. The agent will be making routine inspections in this area. Please verify your hunting options and as always, I hope that you have a safe and success filled season this year. Hoping to see your pictures and read your stories. I would appreciate if you take the time to describe your hunt and especially if you are teaching children to enjoy the outdoors.

Louisiana Revised Statutes Tit. 14, § 63. Criminal trespass
A. No person shall enter any structure, watercraft, or movable owned by another without express, legal, or implied authorization.

B. (1) No person shall enter upon immovable property owned by another without express, legal, or implied authorization.

(2) For purposes of this Subsection, the phrase “enter upon immovable property” as used in this Subsection, in addition to its common meaning, signification, and connotation, shall include the operation of an unmanned aircraft system as defined by R.S. 14:337 in the air space over immovable property owned by another with the intent to conduct surveillance of the property or of any individual lawfully on the property.

(3) The provisions of Paragraph (1) of this Subsection shall not apply to any person operating an unmanned aircraft system in compliance with federal law or Federal Aviation Administration regulations or authorization.

C. (1) No person shall remain in or upon property, movable or immovable, owned by another without express, legal, or implied authorization.
(5) In addition to the foregoing penalties, and notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, a person convicted under this Section who has killed or otherwise misappropriated any wildlife, as defined by R.S. 56:8 , in the course of commission of the offense shall forfeit the misappropriated wildlife to the law enforcement authority, and shall be ordered to pay the value of the misappropriated wildlife into the Conservation Fund of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in accordance with R.S. 56:40.1 et seq.  The value of the wildlife that was misappropriated shall be determined by the guidelines adopted by the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission pursuant to R.S. 56:40.2 .
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Re: Scammers on the Sportsman Classifieds
Thanks for the heads up and warnings to our users! In todays internet, scammers and otherwise horrible folks are always on the prowl looking to steal from others. God bless you.
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Thanks for the pictures especially with the children. Mr Tony keep this privilege going for future years with the children. Appears to be a great hunt. Get the gumbo and sausage going.......
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Thanks for the heads up sad but fact some folks working every angle
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Yes Sir! The criminal element is always lurking to take someone\'s money. Last year several hunters were taken for $3000 and $1000 for leases that did not exist. No only did they lose money, the land owner was kind enough to let them go with out getting law enforcement and the game agents involved. \r\nAlso, some of these hunters are removing posted signs and using the excuse that it was not posted. Depending on where you are it is not necessary to post the property because you know it is not yours to hunt on. Also, with the technology of game cameras that are usually set up to catch this activity, then you have just added another charge to the already other charges you have collected.\r\nIt does take some time to validate the information for the property, but it is well worth it. I wish there was an easier way but the land owners are getting tired of damage, destruction to equipment, and out right disrespect for their land. Always be considerate--it goes a long way.....Check in and Check out with the land owner--does mean a lot. Also, when dealing with estates--owner member of the estate cannot speak for the other members and assume responsibility. The entire estate ownership has to be in agreement for hunting to take place. From what I have seen and dealt with, this is an impossible situation when dealing with 80 heirs in an estate.
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