Baskin man cited for not using tags, shooting seven bucks

Hunts occurred this fall in Franklin Parish, LDWF says

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a 53-year-old Baskin man for alleged deer hunting violations in Franklin Parish.

According to a news release, Todd Lee was ticketed for taking over the seasonal legal limit of antlered deer and failing to comply with deer tagging requirements.

Agents received information in November that Lee was allegedly harvesting numerous bucks without using tags in Franklin Parish. They set up surveillance, and made contact with him after one of his hunts, the release states.

Agents allegedly found five sets of deer antlers in the back of Lee’s truck, and he confessed to having two more sets of deer antlers at a taxidermist, the release states.

Agents determined that Lee did not tag any of the deer he harvested, according to the release.  The investigation revealed he harvested seven antlered deer between Nov. 19 and Dec. 7, which put him four over the seasonal legal limit of three antlered deer per season.

Taking over the season limit of antlered deer and brings a $250 to $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail.  Failing to comply with deer tagging requirements carries a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail.

Lee may also face civil restitution for the replacement value of the illegally taken deer totaling $6,498, according to the release.

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