Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited a Union Parish resident on Jan. 16 for allegedly taking deer by using illegal methods.
Royce E. St.Clair, 34, of Farmerville, was cited after he allegedly shot a deer with a centerfire rifle on the Ponderosa Hunting Club in Ouachita Parish on Jan. 16. The season for deer was open for either muzzleloader or archery only.
Agents checked St.Clair on New Wall Lake Road and found him in possession of a doe. During the check, agents noticed that the deer appeared to have been shot with a smaller caliber bullet than standard muzzleloader calibers. St. Clair allegedly admitted to shooting the deer with a 7mm-magnum rifle. The deer was seized and donated to charity.
The penalty for taking deer with illegal methods is a fine between $250 and $500, or jail time for up to 90 days, or both plus court costs.
Agents participating in the case were Sgt. Duane Taylor, Senior Agent Scott Jeansonne and Agent John Volentine
For additional information, contact Lt. Col. Keith LaCaze at 225-765-2988 or email@example.com.