Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a Baton Rouge man on Friday for alleged deer hunting violations in East Feliciana and East Baton Rouge parishes, according to a news release.
Adam Bedell, 30, was cited for taking deer using illegal methods, criminal trespassing, intentional concealment of wildlife, possession of illegally taken deer, failing to abide by deer-tagging requirements, failing to wear hunter’s orange and not possessing hunting and big game licenses, the release states.
Agents received a tip about a person walking on private property transporting deer parts, and located Bedell on the property with parts of a freshly harvested 8-point deer and a .243 rifle, according to the release.
Agents found deer blood and hair after searching Bedell’s truck, and the release states he admitted to also harvesting a doe on Nov. 6 in East Baton Rouge Parish with the same rifle.
The area where he was hunting is open to primitive firearms and archery until Nov. 16, at which time modern firearms can be used. However, Bedell’s .243 does not qualify for the primitive firearms season, the release states.
Intentional concealment of a deer carries a $900-$950 fine and up to 120 days in jail, and possession of an illegally taken deer brings a $400-$950 fine and up to 120 days in jail, according to the release. Criminal trespassing brings a $100-$500 fine and up to 30 days in jail, while taking deer using illegal methods carries a $250-$500 fine and up to 90 days in jail. Failing to comply with deer tagging requirements carries a $100-$350 fine and up to 60 days in jail, and hunting without a hunting and big game license and without hunter’s orange each bring up to a $50 fine and up to 15 days in jail.