Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited three Louisiana men for alleged deer hunting violations on Dec. 10 in Morehouse Parish.
Agents cited Cody Walker, 23, of Mer Rouge, Caleb Harrell, 24, of Bastrop, and Johnathan White, 25, of Bastrop, for taking deer during illegal hours, hunting from a moving vehicle, hunting from a public road, possession of illegally taken deer, intentional litter, discharging a firearm from a public road and taking over the limit of deer. Walker was also cited for intentional concealment or deposit of wildlife.
Agents received a complaint from a confidential source that the men had illegally killed two deer during illegal hours on Dec. 9. The source said the incidents occurred on Viney Woods Road between Mer Rouge and Oak Ridge in southern Morehouse Parish. After an investigation into the matter, agents obtained information and made contact with the three subjects on Dec. 10.
During the interview agents discovered that the men had shot and killed two bucks and two does during illegal hunting hours from a vehicle. Agents seized the four deer from the men.
Hunting deer during illegal hours with an artificial light and intentional concealment of wildlife brings a $900 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail for each offense. Possession of illegally taken deer carries a $400 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail. Hunting from a moving vehicle, discharging a firearm from a public road and over limit of deer brings a $250 to $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail for each offense. Hunting from a public road carries a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail.
Agents participating in the case are Sgt. James Hagan, Lt. Scott Mathews, Sgt. Josh Estis, Senior Agent Justin Lee and Senior Agent Ray Ellerbe.