Agents cite Jonesville man for alleged deer-hunting violations

Hunter admits to shooting six bucks this season, placing him three over the limit, LDWF says

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a Jonesville man last month for allegedly shooting six bucks, which puts him three over the limit for the season.

According to a press release, on Dec. 9 in Jackson Parish agents cited Michael Potts, 58, of Jonesville, for over the seasonal limit of antlered deer and violating deer-tagging regulations, according to a news release. 

Agents on patrol allegedly observed Potts unloading a freshly killed 7-point buck at his residence, and saw multiple deer heads hanging on a fence. During questioning, Potts allegedly admitted to harvesting three 8-point bucks, two 7-point bucks and one 9-point buck this season.  For his deer hunting area, hunters are allowed to take only three antlered deer per season — putting Potts three over the seasonal limit, the release states.

Possessing over the seasonal limit of antlered deer brings a $250 to $500 fine and up to 60 days in jail.  Failing to comply with deer tagging requirements carries a $100 to $350 fine and up to 30 days in jail, according to the release. Potts may also face civil restitution totaling up to $4,873 for the replacement value of the illegally-taken deer.

 

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