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 firstname.lastname@example.org.