Marksville man cited for hunting violations on Lake Ophelia Wildlife Refuge

Courtesy: LDWF / KNOE

MARKSVILLE, La. (LDWF) - Keith Carmouche, 34, of Marksville, has been cited for taking over the daily limit of antlered deer, possession of an illegally taken deer, and failing to comply with deer tagging and harvest card requirements while on the Lake Ophelia Wildlife Refuge.

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents received an anonymous tip that Carmouche had harvested two bucks and made contact with Carmouche at his residence.

During questioning, Carmouche admitted to harvesting both deer with his crossbow. He said he transported and tagged a six-point deer and also transported and tagged a 15-point non-typical deer.

Agents seized two antlered deer heads and the quartered deer meat. The daily limit for antlered deer is one per licensed hunter.

Possession of an illegally taken deer carries a $400 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail. Taking over the daily limit of antlered deer brings a $250 to $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail. Failing to comply with deer tagging and harvest card requirements carries a $100 to $350 fine and up to 30 days in jail.

Carmouche also faces civil restitution totaling $2,033 for the replacement value of the illegally taken deer.



 
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