Deer Hunting in Southeast Louisiana
Subdivision trespass hunter sought
Mandeville police seeking deer hunter snapped dragging carcass
By Bob Warren, staff writer
on October 10, 2012 at 10:42 AM
Mandeville police, responding to a report of illegal hunting on private property in the toney Sanctuary subdivision Monday, found a deer carcass, compound bow and a digital game camera -- but no hunter.
Mandeville police seek the identify of this person who was allegedly hunting illegally in the Sanctuary subdivision.
Images on the camera show a man who police now are seeking for questioning. The police sent out a news release Wednesday with attached photos, asking the public for help in identifying the hunter.
Police said they received a complaint around 5:30 p.m. Monday about somebody hunting in the subdivision. Police believe the hunter accessed the property in the subdivision, which sits behind a gate off West Causeway Approach, from the nearby Mandeville High School.
Pictures provided by police show a man dragging a dead deer, as well as frontal picture of the alleged hunter.
The hunter left the deer carcass in the woods when police showed up to the area.
Lt. Gerald Sticker said it is bow hunting season, but that it's illegal to hunt on someone's property without permission. 'Our angle is the trespassing charge,'' Sticker said. 'We want to talk to him. If we find out he was hunting without a license, we'll call in Wildlife and Fisheries.''
Sticker said the camera police found is a game camera that has a motion sensor and snaps pictures when it detects motion. He speculated the camera sensed the hunter's motion and snapped several pictures of him, including one of him dragging a deer carcass through the woods.
Anyone with information about the hunter is asked to call Mandeville Police at 985.626.9711.