A 19-year-old Homer man was cited by enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries last Wednesday for allegedly shooting a doe from the road at night, according to a news release.
Canyon Roberson was cited for taking deer during a closed season, taking deer during illegal hours, discharging a firearm from a public road and an expired driver’s license, the release states.
Agents received a complaint from the Claiborne Parish Sheriff’s Office about a man shooting on Highway 2, and stopped a vehicle that matched the same description about 9:30 p.m. According to the release, Roberson was found in possession of a freshly killed doe.
Taking deer during a closed season and taking deer during illegal hours brings a $900 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail. Discharging a firearm from a public road brings a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail, and driving with an expired license will have any fines assigned by the parish if found guilty, according to the release.
Roberson may also be responsible for civil restitution in the amount of $1,624 for the illegally taken deer, the release states.