Buck Confiscated for Failure to Meet Tag and License Requirements

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Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited two Port Barre men for alleged deer hunting violations on Dec. 25.

Agents cited Brandon Bergeron, 27, and Joseph Bergeron, 42, for failing to comply with deer tagging requirements.  Brandon was also cited for possession of an illegally taken deer and hunting without a primitive firearms license.

Agents received information about a nine point buck that was harvested by Brandon on Dec. 15 on the Thistlethwaite Wildlife Management Area (WMA) during primitive firearms season.  Agents then learned that Brandon didn’t possesses a primitive firearms license at the time the nine point buck was harvested.

During questioning Brandon admitted that he had Joseph tag the deer for him.  Agents seized the deer meat and antlers.

Possession of an illegally taken deer brings a $400 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail.  Failing to comply with deer tagging requirements brings a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail.  Hunting without a primitive firearms license carries up to a $50 fine and up to 15 days in jail.

The men may also face civil restitution for the replacement value of the illegally taken deer totaling $2,033.

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