Lake Providence couple cited for alleged nighttime deer violations

Incident occurred in East Carroll Parish, LDWF says

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a Lake Providence couple on Jan. 12 for alleged deer hunting violations, according to a press release.

Dion Burrell, 35, and Jessica Burrell, 32, were ticketed for allegedly hunting deer during illegal hours, hunting from a public road and hunting from a moving vehicle, the release states.

Enforcement agents on patrol in East Carroll Parish came upon a parked vehicle that night, and shortly after agents set up surveillance there, they allegedly observed the passenger shoot at a deer from the vehicle, according to the release. Both of the Burrell’s were inside, the release states.

Agents allegedly found several rounds of ammunition on the floorboard, and the rifle – which was seized –  still in the fire position, according to the release.

Hunting deer during illegal hours brings a $900 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail. Hunting deer from a public road and hunting deer from a moving vehicle each brings a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail for each offense, the release states.


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