Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited a Monterey man for alleged deer hunting violations in Concordia Parish on Sept 7.
Seth M. Paul, 25, of Monterey, was cited for taking deer during a closed season, taking deer during illegal hours, taking deer with an illegal weapon, hunting without a license, discharging a firearm from the levee road and hunting from a moving vehicle.
The Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office was at Paul's residence investigating other charges when they came across evidence of wildlife violations and they then contacted Senior Agent Joey Merrill. Merrill arrived and found parts of deer carcass lying in the yard, blood in Paul’s truck bed and blood on the pavement. Paul admitted to killing a deer at night and a hog off the levee several days before.
The penalty for hunting deer during illegal hours is a fine between $900 and $950, or up to 120 days in jail, or both plus court cost. Taking a deer with an illegal weapon is a fine between $100 and $350, or up to 60 days in jail, or both plus court cost. Taking deer during a closed season is a fine between $900 and $950, or 120 days in jail, or both plus court cost. Hunting without a basic hunting license is a fine of $50, or up to 15 days in jail or both. Hunting from a moving vehicle is a fine between $250 and $500, or up to 90 days in jail, or both plus court cost.
For more information, contact Captain Peter Oliver at 318-487-5634 or firstname.lastname@example.org .