NIGHT HUNTERS ARRESTED IN FRANKLIN PARISH

Release Date: 12/12/2006

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents arrested Daniel Wayne Phillips, 25, of Wisner and Thomas Wade Wisenor, 26, of Mangham on Dec. 5 for allegedly hunting deer during illegal hours, hunting from a moving vehicle and hunting from a public road.  Phillips was also arrested for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle.


Agent Trey Mason observed their vehicle traveling along Rogers Lane in Franklin Parish.  The vehicle turned sideways in the road several times, using the headlights to shine wheat fields.  Agent Mason stopped the vehicle and found the men to be in possession of a loaded .300 WSM rifle.  The rifle was seized in conjunction with the case.


The penalty for hunting deer during illegal hours is a fine up to $950, jail time up to 120 days, or both, plus court costs and forfeiture of seized items.  Hunting from a moving vehicle carries a fine up to $500, jail time up to 90 days, or both plus court costs.  The penalty for hunting deer from a public road is a fine up to $350, jail time up to 60 days, or both plus court costs.  The open container violation carries a fine up to $100 plus court costs.


Other agents assisting in the case were Sgt. Scott Watson and Senior Agent Joe Chandler, Jr.


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