MISSOURI RESIDENTS CITED FOR ILLEGAL HUNTING

Release Date: 12/09/2008

Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited two Missouri men on Nov. 26 for several deer hunting violations in Union Parish. 


Doyle T. Rockett, 40, and Brian L. Adams, 34, both of Aurora, Mo., were cited after agents received a report that Adams allegedly stopped his truck on La. Hwy. 15 near Spearsville and Rockett shot a deer standing along the roadside.
 
Agents responded and located the two men at the home of Rockett's mother in Spearsville.  Both men allegedly confessed to illegally shooting the deer just prior to dark that evening.  


Rockett and Adams were each cited for hunting from a moving vehicle, hunting from a public road and hunting without basic and big game non-resident hunting licenses.  Rockett was also cited for discharging a firearm from a public road and failure to comply with deer tagging requirements.  Agents seized and donated the meat from the deer.  Rockett and Adams will also receive civil restitution citations for the illegally taken deer.
 
The penalty for hunting from a moving vehicle is a fine between $250 to $500, or jail time up to 90 days, or both plus court costs.
 
Hunting deer from a public road, no non-resident basic hunting license, no non-resident big game license and failure to comply with deer tagging requirements are each punishable by a fine between $100 to $350, or jail time up to 60 days, or both plus court costs.
 
The penalty for discharging a firearm from a public road is a fine of $50 or jail time up to 30 days. 
 
Agents involved in the case were Sergeant Thomas Risser and Duane Taylor


For more information, contact Capt. Alan Bankston at 318-362-3102 or abankston@wlf.louisiana.gov.



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