ASSUMPTION PARISH, La. (LDWF0 - Two Louisiana men have been cited for alleged hunting violations on December 2 in Assumption Parish.
Talbot Daniels, 18, of Baton Rouge, and Alex Mabile, 27 of Albany, were cited by the LDWF for hunting wild quadrupeds during illegal hours.
Talbot was also cited for hunting without a resident and big game licenses, failing to comply with deer tagging requirements, possession of an illegally taken deer, failing to comply with hunter education requirements, and possession of an untagged deer.
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents on patrol in the area observed the two men using a light while actively hunting in a field near Labadieville around 2 a.m. The agents made contact with the men and found them in possession of two rifles, a six-point deer, and a rabbit, which the agents seized.
Possession of an illegally taken deer brings a $400 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail. Hunting wild quadrupeds during illegal hours and possession of an untagged deer carries a $250 to $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail for each offense. Failing to comply with deer tagging requirements carries a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail. Hunting without a basic season license, big game license and failure to comply with hunter education requirements each bring up to a $50 fine and 15 days in jail for each offense.
Daniels may also face civil restitution totaling up to $1,624 for the replacement value of the illegally taken deer.