Facebook buck picture implicates Franklin Parish hunter

Jones accused of hunting without licenses and failing to tag deer, LDWF says

Before posting that selfie online with you and a nice buck, you better make sure you’re complying with all the basic big game hunting rules and regulations.

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a Wisner man late last week for allegedly taking a 6-point buck with no basic or big game hunting licenses and failing to comply with deer tagging requirements after he allegedly posted a picture of himself and the buck on Facebook.

Jacob W. Jones, 39, was cited after agents received anonymous complaints about a photo with Jones and a harvested deer that appeared online. During their investigation, agents learned Jones killed the deer on Dec. 9 in Franklin Parish, but did not possess the required basic and big licenses licenses or deer tags, according to a press release.

Hunting without basic and big game licenses each brings up to a $50 fine and 15 days in jail for each offense.  Failing to comply with deer tagging requirements carries a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail.  Jones may also face civil restitution for the deer totaling $1,624.61, the release states.