LDWF agents cite subject for deer hunting violations in Rapides Parish

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Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited a Louisiana woman for alleged deer hunting violations in Rapides Parish on Oct. 4.

Agents cited Haifa Burton, 40, of Ball, for hunting deer during a closed season and failing to comply with deer tagging requirements.

Agents received information about an 8-point antlered deer that was possibly harvested in the month of September near the Ball community. During the investigation, agents determined that Burton harvested the deer on private property with a crossbow on Sept. 16.

Agents seized the deer antlers.

Hunting deer during a closed season brings a $900 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail. Failing to comply with deer tagging requirements carries up to a $350 fine. Burton may also face civil restitution totaling $2,033 for the replacement value of the illegally taken deer.

Agents involved in the case are Sgt. Derek Ware and Senior Agent Ryan Durand.

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