Release Date: 08/01/2006

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited two West Feliciana Parish men on July 17 for allegedly killing a deer during a closed season.

After receiving a complaint and investigating the recent killing of an eight-point buck found on Angola State Penitentiary property, agents were able to apprehend Sidney Floyd Jr., 37, and Donald Lamana, 31, both of Angola.

Agents questioned both men about their actions on the night of July 5, 2006, and both men claimed they had used a high powered light to see what they thought was a coyote and shot.  The dead deer with a bullet in its neck was later found by other Angola Penitentiary employees and reported to LDWF Enforcement Division agents.

Floyd and Lamana were cited for taking deer during a closed season and taking deer with an artificial light.  Both are punishable by fines of $900 to $950, or jail time up to 120 days, or both plus court costs and forfeiture of anything seized. They were additionally charged with hunting from a moving vehicle, which is punishable by a fine of $250 to $500 or jail time up to 90 days plus court costs.

Agents participating in the case were Senior Agents Chad Menzina and Will Roberts.

For more information, contact Lt. Col. Keith LaCaze at 225-765-2988 or