Breaux Bridge man cited for illegal deer hunting violations

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited a subject for alleged night hunting violations in St. Martin Parish on Dec. 9.

Agents cited Wallace Vicknair, 56, of Breaux Bridge, for taking an antlerless deer during illegal hours and hunting on Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) lands without a permit from the owner/lessee.

Agents received a complaint that Vicknair was on a DMAP property near Henderson in possession of an antlerless deer. Agents responded to the property and couldn’t find Vicknair, but they located a harvested antlerless deer that was shot with a rifle.

Agents made contact with Vicknair on an adjacent property where he admitted to killing the deer the night before at approximately 10 p.m.

Agent seized Vicknair’s .30-06 Remington rifle and the antlerless deer.

Hunting or taking deer during illegal hours brings a fine of $900 to $950 and up to 120 days in jail.  Hunting on DMAP lands without a permit from the owner/lessee carries a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail.

Vicknair also faces civil restitution totaling $1,624 for the replacement value of the illegally taken antlerless deer.

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