Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) enforcement agents cited two Lettsworth men on Feb. 1 for alleged deer hunting and tagging violations in Pointe Coupee Parish.
Agents cited Marshall J. Adams, 46, for deer tagging violations on three antlered deer. Agents also cited Marshall J. Adams Jr., 23, was cited for taking deer with an illegal weapon, deer tagging violations and possession of illegally taken deer.
LDWF agents were responding to a complaint about a deer tagging against Marshall Adams. Upon arriving at Adams’ residence on Feb. 1, agents found a freshly killed untagged deer. Agents learned the deer was shot that day by Adams Jr. with a .17 caliber rifle. It is illegal to hunt deer with anything smaller than a .22 caliber center fired firearm.
After further investigation into the original complaint agents learned that Adams harvested three bucks during this hunting season and failed to comply with any deer tagging requirements.
Failing to comply with deer tagging requirements carries a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail for each offense. Hunting deer with an illegal weapon brings a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail. Possession of an illegally taken deer carries a $400 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail.
Both Adams and Adams Jr. may also each face a civil restitution penalty in the amount of $1624.61 for the illegally taken deer. Agents seized the .17 caliber rifle.
Agents participating in the case are Senior Agent Channing Duvall and Agent Tyler Smith.
For more information, contact Adam Einck at 225-765-2465 or firstname.lastname@example.org.