Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a Deville man Saturday for alleged deer hunting violations in Bienville Parish.
According to a press release, Paul D. Deville, 58, was cited for allegedly taking spotted fawns, possessing over the limit of deer, failing to maintain the deer’s sex identification and failing to comply with deer tagging or harvest record regulations.
After receiving a complaint that a hunter had taken three deer, including two spotted fawns, agents responded to the location and found Deville.
Deville allegedly kept the head of the mature antlerless deer for sex identification, but hid other parts from the other two deer in a wooded area behind his camp.
Agents located the heads and hides of all three deer and were able to identify two deer as spotted fawns, according to the release.
Deville did not tag any deer, the release states.
Taking spotted fawns brings a $500 to $750 fine and 15 to 30 days in jail. Possessing over the legal limit of deer and failing to maintain the sex identification of the deer carries a $250 to $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail for each offense, and failing to comply with deer tagging regulations brings a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail, according to the release.