Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited two Sulphur men for deer hunting violations on Nov. 5 in Beauregard Parish.
Agents cited Brett Meyers, 36, for taking over the daily limit of deer. Agents also cited Ryan Manuel, 36, for possession of an illegally taken deer, failing to tag deer and failing to comply with deer harvest card requirements.
Agents started an investigation after receiving a complaint about over the daily limit of deer being taken in Beauregard Parish on Nov. 5. Agents interviewed Meyers and he admitted to taking three antlerless deer in one day and giving one of the antlerless deer to Manuel.
During the investigation, agents also learned that Manuel harvested a four-point buck on Nov. 4 in Beauregard Parish and failed to tag the deer or log it on his harvest report card.
Agents seized the three antlerless deer and the four-point buck and donated them to a local charity.
Taking over the daily limit of deer brings a $250 to $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail. Possession of an illegally taken deer carries a $400 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail. Failing to tag deer and failing to comply with harvest card requirements brings up to a $350 fine for each offense.
Meyers will also face civil restitution totaling $3,249 for the replacement value of two deer. Manuel will face civil restitution totaling $1,624 for the replacement value of one deer.
Case agents participating in the case are Lt. Beau Robertson, Sgt. Donald Murray, Sgt. Steve Vidrine, Sgt. Anthony Verret, Sgt. Justin Lowry, and Senior Agent Dylan Armentor.