DEVILLE MAN CITED FOR HUNTING MIGRATORY GAME BIRDS DURING ILLEGAL HOURS

Release Date: 01/09/2007

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited Kris Vallery Deville, 36, of Deville on Dec. 26 for alleged migratory game bird and license violations.


Agents observed Deville hunting ducks after legal shooting hours. Upon making contact with him, agents also found him to be in possession of a fraudulent hunting license.


One pintail and seven blackbirds were seized as evidence and later donated to charity.  The illegally possessed hunting license was also seized for evidence.


Obtaining a license fraudulently carries a fine up to $500, jail for not more than 90 days, or both plus court costs.  Hunting migratory game birds during illegal hours is punishable by fines up to $15,000, up to six months in jail, community service, and a probationary period up to five years, including loss of hunting privileges worldwide.


Agents participating in the case were Agent Chris Hoag and Agent Charlie Ferrington.


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