UNION PARISH MEN CITED FOR HUNTING DURING ILLEGAL HOURS

Release Date: 01/22/2007

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited two Union Parish residents on Jan. 12 for allegedly hunting deer during illegal hours, hunting from a moving vehicle and hunting from a public road.


Bradley W. Sellers, 39, and Bobby W. Benson, 36, both from Marion, were stopped on Tiger Bend Road after Union Parish Deputy Peyton McKinnie observed a spotlight shining from their vehicle.  McKinnie discovered two rifles and a spotlight on the backseat of the vehicle driven by Sellers.  McKinnie contacted LDWF agents who arrived and continued the investigation.  After interviewing Sellers and Benson, LDWF agents issued citations and seized as evidence a 7mm-magnum rifle, a .308 rifle and a spotlight.


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.


Agents participating in the case were Sgt. Thomas Risser and Agent Stan House.


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