NIGHT HUNTERS BOOKED INTO CONCORDIA PARISH JAIL

Release Date: 11/23/2005

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents booked two Jonesville men into the Concordia Parish jail for allegedly taking deer during illegal hours on Nov. 5.


Patrick Daymon Bass, 31, and Johnathon Dale Bass, 33, were cited for taking deer during illegal hours, hunting deer from a public road and hunting from a moving vehicle. 


At approximately 11:45 p.m. agents saw and heard two shots fired from a vehicle.  Upon stopping the vehicle occupied by the two men, the agents found two freshly killed deer in the back of the vehicle.


A 12-gauge shotgun and the two deer were seized as evidence.  The two deer were later donated to charity.


Taking deer during illegal hours carries a fine up to $950, or jail time up to 120 days, or both plus court costs.  Hunting from a moving vehicle is punishable by a fine up to $500, or jail time up to 90 days, or both plus court costs.  Hunting from a public road has a fine up to $350, or jail time up to 60 days, or both plus court costs.


A civil restitution summons for the value of the two deer was also issued in the case.


Agents participating in the case were Sr. Agent Joey Tarver and Lt. Kenneth Hedricks. 


EDITORS: For more information contact Lt. Col. Keith LaCaze at klacaze@wlf.louisiana.gov or 225-765-2469.