MISSISSIPPI MAN BOOKED FOR HUNTING DEER ILLEGALLY

Release Date: 01/29/2007

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents arrested a Mississippi man on Jan. 9 for alleged violations related to the attempted illegal taking of a deer east of Zachary.


Michael L. Tate, 43, of McComb, Miss. was arrested for hunting deer from a moving vehicle, hunting from a public road and for hunting without a non-resident basic and big game licenses.


Shortly before 5 p.m., Cpt. Bobby Font of the East Baton Rouge Sheriffs Office witnessed Tate fire a shot from the cab of his 18-wheeler at a deer on private property.  East Baton Rouge Sheriff Deputies apprehended Tate and then turned him over to LDWF agents.


Tate faces penalties including fines between $100 and $350, or jail time up to 60 days, or both plus court costs for hunting deer from a public road.  Hunting from a moving vehicle carries a fine between $250 to $500, jail time up to 90 days, or both plus court costs.  Hunting without basic non-resident basic and big game licenses each carry fines between $100 to $350, jail time up to 60 days, or both plus court costs. 


Agents participating in the case were Senior Agent Todd Lewis and Sgt. Ronnie Engelhard.


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


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