OUACHITA PARISH MEN CITED FOR HUNTING DURING ILLEGAL HOURS

Release Date: 11/15/2005

Two Ouachita Parish men were cited by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents for allegedly hunting deer during illegal hours, hunting from a moving vehicle and hunting from a public road on Oct. 13.


Warren Blake Carr, 20 of West Monroe and Colby Martin Hines, 19, of Calhoun, were cited after agents received a complaint of illegal hours hunting on Richardson Road in western Ouachita Parish.


While questioning Carr, agents located the head of an eight-point buck in the back of his truck.  Carr and Hines both allegedly admitted to shooting the buck on the night of Oct. 11, on Hwy 546 and also shooting another deer in the yard of a residence on Richardson Road around midnight on Oct. 12.  Carr was also cited for discharging a firearm from a public road. 


A 30/06-caliber rifle and both deer were seized.  The deer were donated to charity. 


The penalty for hunting deer during illegal hours is a fine of $900 to $950, or jail time up to 120 days, or both plus court costs.  Hunting from a public road carries a fine of $100 to $350, or jail time up to 60 days, or both plus court costs.  Hunting from a moving vehicle is punishable by a fine between $250 and $500, or jail time up to 90 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.


Agents participating in the case were Sgt. Jimmy Vining, Sgt. Mike Murray and Senior Agent Thomas Risser.


EDITORS: For more information, contact Lt. Col. Keith LaCaze at 225-765-2469 or klacaze@wlf.louisiana.gov.