Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited a Pierre Part man for alleged deer hunting violations in Assumption Parish on Jan. 8.
Agents cited Mark P. Albarado, 64, for taking over the daily limit of deer, criminal trespassing, hunting without basic season and big game hunting licenses, failing to comply with deer tagging requirements, failing to comply with hunter orange requirements, and taking illegal deer during an open season.
Agents received information that Albarado was caught deer hunting on private property by the landowner. Agents responded to the scene and made contact with the land owner and an Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy where they learned that Albarado was hunting deer on property he didn’t have permission to be on.
Agents then made contact with Albarado and he admitted to harvesting two antlerless deer during a bucks only season and he did not possess the required hunting licenses.
Agents seized two antlerless deer and a rifle in connection with the case.
Taking an illegal deer during an open season brings a $500 to $750 fine and up to 30 days in jail. Criminal trespassing carries a $100 to $500 fine and up to 30 days in jail. Taking over the daily limit of deer brings a $250 to $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail. Failing to comply with deer tagging requirements carries up to a $350 fine. Hunting without basic season and big game hunting licenses and failing to comply with hunter orange requirements brings up to a $50 fine for each offense.
Albarado also faces civil restitution totaling up to $3,249 for the replacement value of the illegally taken deer.
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