Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited two men for alleged deer hunting violations near Fordoche in Pointe Coupee Parish on Sept. 25.
Ashton J. Prejean, 22, and James Scott, 19, both of Fordoche, were cited for taking deer during a closed season, taking deer during illegal hours with artificial light and possession of illegally taken deer, according to a news release
On Sunday, agents allegedly found the pair in possession of a 4-point buck taken several days earlier with a crossbow and a spotlight, the release states.
The crossbow, spotlight and deer were seized. Taking deer during a closed season and during illegal hours with artificial light each brings a $900 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail for each offense. Possession of an illegally taken deer carries a $400 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail. Prejean and Scott could face civil restitution for the illegally taken deer totaling $1624.61, according to the release.