A Monterey man was sentenced by Judge Kathy Johnson on Friday in the 7th Judicial District Court in Concordia Parish for multiple night-hunting violations.
According to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Duell S. Moreland, 24, was sentenced to 60 months of hard labor with 40 months suspended, 30 days in jail and a 15-year hunting ban in connection with an incident on Bayou Cocodrie National Wildlife Refuge on Jan. 31 of this year.
Moreland was found hunting after hours with a crossbow and a night vision scope, along with a .444 primitive rifle, the release states.
At that time, he was booked into jail for hunting deer during illegal hours, failing to comply with deer tagging requirements, resisting an officer, hunting deer using illegal methods, using a firearm/archery equipped with illegal sights and not possessing a resident hunting license, according to the release.
At the time of his arrest in January, agents seized all of his equipment, the release states.
In a separate case, Moreland also was being investigated for allegedly killing a radio-collared Louisiana black bear last November.