UNION PARISH MAN CITED FOR HUNTING DEER DURING ILLEGAL HOURS

Release Date: 01/23/2007

A Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agent cited a Union Parish resident on Jan. 12 for alleged night hunting violations that took place in Ouachita Parish. 


Gregory C. Sutton, 37, Farmerville, was cited for hunting deer during illegal hours, hunting deer from a moving vehicle and hunting deer from a public road.
Sgt. Jimmy Vining observed a spotlight shining from a vehicle on Horseshoe Lake Road.  Sgt. Vining stopped the vehicle driven by Sutton and located a spotlight and 6mm-caliber rifle.  The rifle and spotlight were seized as evidence.


The penalty for hunting deer during illegal hours is a fine between $900 and $950, or jail time for up to 120 days, or both plus court costs.  The penalty for hunting from a moving vehicle is a fine between $250 and $500, or jail time for up to 90 days, or both plus courts costs.  The penalty for hunting from a public road is a fine between $100 and $350, or jail time for up to 60 days, or both plus courts costs.


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