Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) enforcement agents cited a Shreveport man for alleged deer hunting violations on Jan. 31 in Red River Parish.
Agents cited Jeremy A. Miller, 40, for taking deer using illegal methods and violating a wildlife management area (WMA) regulation.
Agents were on patrol on the Bayou Pierre WMA when they heard a gunshot. The agents proceeded in the direction of the shot and made contact with Miller whom was in possession of a bow and arrow and a 9 mm pistol near a downed doe deer.
After further questioning, Miller admitted to killing the deer with his pistol. The season for deer is bow and arrow only on the Bayou Pierre WMA and it illegal to carry a pistol on the Bayou Pierre WMA without a concealed carry permit.
Agents seized the pistol and deer. The deer was later donated to local charity.
Taking deer using illegal methods brings a $250 to $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail. Violating a WMA regulation carries a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail. Miller may also face civil restitution totaling $1,624 for the replacement value of the illegally taken deer.