It’s been a good year so far; wildlife violation wise. As a reminder we’ve all got to play by the same set of rules. There are daily bag limits and special seasons for a reason, especially in previously flooded zones. Don’t forget EVERY deer must be tagged. Here’s the latest report from the LDWF Enforcement division.
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited a Lafourche Parish man on Nov. 27 for alleged deer hunting violations in Lafourche Parish.
Agents cited Brad Weimer, 53, of Raceland, for taking deer illegally, failing to comply with deer tagging requirements and deer harvest report requirements.
Over the course of the investigation agents learned that Weimer harvested two antlered deer and two antlerless deer in Lafourche Parish near Raceland between October and November without tagging or validating any of the deer. Among these untagged deer agents found that Weimer illegally killed a doe deer on Nov. 23, which was a bucks only day for that area.
Illegally taking deer brings a $500 to $750 fine and 15 to 30 days in jail. Failing to comply with deer tagging and deer harvest record requirements each brings a $100 to $350 fine and up to up to 60 days in jail, or both. Weimer also faces civil restitution totaling $1,624 for the replacement value of the illegally taken antlerless deer.
Agents involved in the case are Sgt. Richard Purvis, Senior Agents Scott Dupre, Dean Aucoin, Joey Thompson and Bill Carpenter.