CHAUVIN HUNTER CITED FOR ILLEGAL DEER HUNTING

Release Date: 11/14/2006

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited a Chauvin man on Nov. 6 for allegedly illegally hunting deer in Terrebonne Parish. 


Richard Luneau, 24, was cited after agents found him butchering two deer near his residence on Bayouside Drive in Terrebonne Parish.  An anonymous person told the agents that Luneau had taken the two deer with a rifle during the archery only season that was ongoing in Terrebonne Parish.  When the agents arrived, they found Luneau in the process of cleaning the two deer, one doe and one button buck, that he allegedly admitted to killing with a .270 caliber rifle.


Luneau was issued citations for taking deer by illegal methods and taking over the limit of deer.  It is currently a violation of state law to take more than one antlerless deer per day.


If convicted, Luneau faces fines between $250-$500, or jail time up to 90 days, or both plus court costs per violation.  He also faces civil restitution penalties of $524.54 per deer.


Both of the allegedly illegally taken deer were seized by the agents and later donated to charity.
 
Agents involved in this case were Sgt. Richard Purvis and Agent Dean Aucion.


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