Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a Sulphur man for allegedly spotlighting deer in Calcasieu Parish on Dec. 1.
According to a press release, Jared L. Adams, 34, was cited for hunting from a moving vehicle, hunting during illegal hours, hunting deer from a public road and discharging a firearm from a public road.
Agents working a night-hunting complaint near Carlyss allegedly observed a person shining a spotlight off of Fabacher Road into nearby fields around 6:30 p.m. Friday evening. Then they saw the vehicle stop in the road and the subject shoot at a suspected deer from his vehicle, the release states.
Agents stopped the vehicle and found Adams with a loaded .30-06 rifle in the passenger seat and a handheld spotlight, according to the release. A freshly fired .30-06 casing was located on the driver’s side floorboard, and agents seized the rifle with a scope and the handheld spotlight.
Hunting deer during illegal hours carries a $900 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail. Hunting deer from a public road carries a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail. Discharging a firearm from a public road brings up to a $50 fine and 30 days in jail, the release states.