Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited two Louisiana man for buying and selling deer meat in Allen Parish on Jan. 20.
According to a news release, agents cited Charles W. Ortego, 42, of Kinder, for illegally selling deer meat and failing to comply with deer tagging regulations, and Noland Meyers, 66, of Elton, for illegally purchasing deer meat.
Acting on a tip on Jan. 13, agents contact Meyers, who admitted buying two deer from Ortego for a total of $160, the release states.
Ortego admitted to taking and selling the two deer to Meyers in Allen Parish without properly tagging the deer, according to the release.
Illegally selling or purchasing deer meat brings a $500 to $750 fine and 15 to 30 days in jail. Failing to comply with deer tagging regulations carries a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail. Ortego may also face civil restitution for the illegally taken deer totaling $3,250, the release states.