ALLEGED NIGHT HUNTING LEADS TO SEVERAL VIOLATIONS FOR WOODVILLE MAN

Release Date: 01/02/2008

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited a Woodville man for numerous alleged night hunting violations near Dunbarton, in Concordia Parish on Dec. 19.


Senior Agent Trey Mason and Concordia Parish Sheriff's Deputy Todd Ainsworth responded to a call reporting an individual shooting at a deer at night.  The caller was following the offender's vehicle at the time of the call.  After getting the vehicle information from the caller, Mason and Ainsworth observed a vehicle that fit the caller's description traveling at a high rate of speed. 


The vehicle then lost control in a sharp curve near Monterey and overturned coming to rest on its roof.  Occupants of the vehicle identified as Phillip Wayne Netterville, 20, of Woodville, Miss., and a juvenile were later transported to Riverland Medical Center for minor injuries.  Mason seized a Marlin 30-30 rifle found inside the vehicle.  


Netterville was cited for hunting deer during illegal hours, hunting from a moving vehicle, hunting deer from a public road, hunting on Deer Management Assistance Program land without a permit from the owner, discharging a firearm from a public road, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, and underaged possession of alcoholic beverages.


Hunting deer during illegal hours carries a fine up to $950, or jail not more than 120 days, or both, plus court costs and forfeiture anything seized.  Hunting deer from a public road carries a fine up to $350, or jail time up to 60 days, or both plus court costs.  Hunting from a moving vehicle carries a fine up to $500, or jail time up to 90 days, or both plus court costs.  Hunting on DMAP land without permit from owner carries a fine up to $350, or jail time up to 60 days, or both plus court costs.  Discharging a firearm from a public road carries a fine up to $50, or jail time up to 30 days, or both plus court costs.  Contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile carries a fine up to $500, or jail time up to six months, or both plus court costs and possession of alcohol carries a fine of up to $500. 


Agents participating in the case were Senior Agent Trey Mason, Senior Agent Joey Tarver and Lt. Kenneth Hedrick.


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


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