OUACHITA PARISH MAN CITED FOR TAKING DEER DURING A CLOSED SEASON

Release Date: 08/01/2006

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited a Ouachita Parish man on July 21 for taking deer during a closed season. 


Larry J. Toston, 56, of West Monroe, reportedly admitted to shooting a deer on July 16, while it was eating in a relative's garden located on Britton Road in Ouachita Parish.  Agents seized deer meat from a freezer at Toston's residence and the rifle used to kill the deer.  The meat was donated to charity.


The penalties for taking deer during a closed season include a fine from $900 to $950, or jail time up to 120 days, plus court costs.


Agents participating in the case were Sgt. Jimmy Vining and Agent John Volentine.


For more information, contact Lt. Col. Keith LaCaze at 225-765 2988 or klacaze@wlf.louisiana.gov.
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