Winnsboro men cited with deer-hunting violations

Two men

Two Winnsboro men were cited Dec. 22 in Richland Parish with several deer-hunting violations, including hunting at night, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries reported.

An LDWF agent cited 23-year-old Danny Floyd and 19-year-old Christopher Floyd for hunting deer during illegal hours and hunting from a public road, the agency said.

The elder Floyd also was cited for shooting from a public road, according to the LDWF.

Acting on a tip about night hunting in the area, surveillance was set up on McMillan Road about five miles southwest of Mangham around 9 p.m. that evening, the LDWF said.

About 45 minutes later, the agent allegedly heard a shot from a rifle and went to investigate, the LDWF said.

The agent allegedly found the Floyd brothers in their vehicle with a .17 rifle, the agency reported.

The Floyd brothers allegedly admitted to the agent that he shot and missed a 4-point, and Danny Floyd allegedly admitted to shooting the gun, the LDWF news release said.

Hunting deer during illegal hours brings a fine between $900 and $950 and up to 120 days of jail time. Hunting from a public road and shooting from a public road each brings a fine between $100 and $350 and up to 60 days in jail for each offense.