Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a Delhi man earlier this week for alleged deer hunting violations in September in Franklin Parish.
According to a news release, Frederick W. Fudickar, 32, was cited for taking deer during a closed season, criminal trespassing and criminal damage to property.
The investigation began on Sept. 25, when agents responded to a complaint of two bucks dumped beside a box stand on private property in northern Franklin Parish. The deers’ head and back straps had been removed, the release states.
Deer season in Franklin Parish didn’t open until October.
On Nov. 6, agents received another complaint from the same property about extensive damage done by trucks and tractors that had gotten stuck in the mud. A game camera had gotten photos of one of the tractors involved in that incident, according to the release.
On Nov. 7, agents found the tractor in the trail cam photos, and the owner said Fudickar had gotten stuck, and had called several people to pull him out, the release states.
Agents went to his residence later that day to question him about the investigation, and noticed two buck heads on top of a shed in his back yard. On Nov. 10, Fudickar admitted to killing the two bucks on Sept. 21 and dumping them near the box stand, according to the release.
Taking deer during a closed season brings a $900 to $950 fine and up to six months in jail. Criminal trespassing brings a $100 to $500 fine and up to 30 days in jail. Criminal damage to property carries up to a $1,000 fine and six months in jail. Fudickar may also face civil restitution for the replacement value of the deer totaling $4,066, the release states.