LINCOLN PARISH MAN CITED FOR DEER HUNTING VIOLATIONS

Release Date: 11/12/2007

A Lincoln Parish man was cited on Oct. 28 for several deer hunting violations on Owens Road in Ouachita Parish.


Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Division agents cited Jason E. Flowers, 33, of Ruston, after they observed him allegedly stop his vehicle at approximately 6:20 p.m. and shoot from the roadway at deer that were standing on a pipeline. 


As agents approached, they noticed what appeared to be a rifle barrel sticking out of the driver's side window.  Flowers admitted to shooting from the roadway at one of the deer.  Agents looked for the deer but deemed that the two shots missed. 


Flowers was cited for hunting deer from a public road, hunting deer from a moving vehicle and discharging a firearm from a public road. 
 
The penalty for hunting deer from a public road is a fine between $100 to $350, or jail for 60 days, or both plus court costs.  Hunting from a moving vehicle carries a fine between $250 and $500, or jail for 90 days, or both plus court costs.  Discharging a firearm from a public road is punishable by a fine of $50, or jail for 30 days, or both plus court costs.
 
Agents participating in the case were Senior Agent John Volentine and Sgt. Lane Kincaid


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