TENSAS PARISH NIGHT HUNTER ARRESTED

Release Date: 12/11/2006

A Welsh man identified as Scott Deshotel, 42, was arrested and booked into jail in Tensas Parish for alleged night hunting violations. 


On Dec, 2, at approximately 11 p.m. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division Sgt. Larry May observed Deshotel shining a hand held spotlight from the window of a vehicle as it traveled along Ice House Road in Tensas Parish.  Sgt. May stopped the vehicle and found Deshotel in possession of a 12-gauge shotgun and 00 buckshot.


Deshotel was arrested for hunting deer with artificial light, hunting from a moving vehicle and hunting from a public road.  The 12-gauge shotgun and spotlight were both seized in conjunction with the case.


The penalty for hunting deer with artificial light 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 is punishable by 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.


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