L.D.W.F. AGENTS MAKE NIGHT HUNTING ARREST IN CATAHOULA PARISH

Release Date: 12/11/2006

On Dec. 9, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents arrested Christopher Scott Barlow, 20, of Gilbert, for alleged night hunting violations.  Barlow was booked into jail at the Catahoula Parish Sheriffs Office for allegedly hunting deer during illegal hours, hunting from a moving vehicle and hunting from a public roadway.


Agents watched Barlow hunting from his vehicle with the aid of artificial light for several minutes.  Upon making contact, agents found a loaded .270 caliber rifle on the front seat of the vehicle.  The rifle was seized as evidence.


Hunting 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 roadway has a fine up to $350, or jail time up to 60 days, or both plus court costs.


Agents participating in the case were Senior Agent Robbie Mayo and Sgt. Russ Kiser.


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