LDWF agents cite three men for illegal hunting activities

LDWF agents cite three men for illegal hunting activities
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POSTED: Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 1:00am

UPDATED: Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 1:04am

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited three Louisiana men for alleged hunting violations on Nov. 8 in Pointe Coupee Parish.

Agents cited Alex Manuel, 21, of Melville, Titus Manuel, 17, of Krotz Springs, and Blake Sparrow, 20, of Krotz Springs for illegally taking a deer at night, hunting from a moving vehicle, discharging a firearm from a levee road, intentionally concealing wildlife evidence and taking a deer with an illegal weapon.

Agents received a public tip about potential night hunters on the East Guide Levee approximately three miles south of Hwy. 190 in Lottie. While patrolling the area, agents noticed a vehicle stopped on the levee with headlights off. After investigating the stopped vehicle, agents found one of the suspects close to the vehicle.

After briefly interviewing the suspect, he admitted to shooting a deer from his vehicle and that two more individuals were hiding in the woods with the illegally taken deer. The deer and firearm were recovered and the remaining two suspects were apprehended without incident.

Illegally taking deer at night and intentionally concealing wildlife evidence each carry up to a $950 fine per count and up to 120 days in jail. Hunting from a moving vehicle carries up to a $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail. Taking deer with an illegal weapon brings up to a $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail.
 

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