Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited two men for violations associated with allegedly hunting deer at night in Allen Parish on December 16.
Martin James Guillory II, 24, of Lake Charles and Adam Paul Bullock, 20, of Reeves were cited for hunting deer during illegal hours with artificial light, hunting from a moving vehicle, hunting deer from a public road and spotlighting from a public road.
Agents were working this area in response to complaints regarding shots fired at night and dead deer with gunshot wounds found in the surrounding cutovers. While performing surveillance on cutovers south of Reeves, Senior Agent Joey James allegedly observed a vehicle using a spotlight to illuminate the cutovers while traveling at a slow rate of speed.
The agent stopped the vehicle and discovered Guillory and Bullock in possession of a loaded .243 caliber rifle equipped with a scope and a 6.5 million-candle power spotlight. Both items will be held as evidence pending the outcome of the case.
The penalty for hunting deer illegal hours with artificial light includes a fine of $900-$950 or jail not more than 120 days or both. The penalty for hunting from a moving vehicle includes a fine of $250-$500 or jail not more than 90 days or both. The penalty for hunting deer from a public road includes a fine of $100-$350 or jail not more than 60 days or both. The penalties also include court costs and forfeiture of anything seized.
Assisting Senior Agent James in the case were Lieutenant Jesse Savoie and Sergeant David Liles.
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