A Coushatta man was cited for deer hunting violations on Dec. 4 in Red River Parish after a game warden allegedly spotted two untagged deer in the bed of his truck, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
Jason Ivey, 46, was cited for taking over the limit of antlered deer, taking over the season limit of antlered deer and failing to comply with deer-tagging requirements, the release states.
Ivey was stopped on Hwy. 71 with two untagged deer on an ATV in the bed of his truck. Further investigation revealed Ivey had allegedly attached an incomplete antlerless tag to a spike buck. Both deer in the truck were antlered deer, and the investigation revealed Ivey had already harvested two antlered deer this season, placing him one over the season limit of three, the release states.
Possessing over the daily and season limit of deer each brings a $250 to $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail for each offense. Failing to comply with deer tagging requirements carries a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail. Ivey could also face civil restitution charges of $1,624 for the replacement value of the deer, according to the release.