LA: 3 Marksville area men nabbed for illegal deer, gator hunting
September 20, 2012
MARKSVILLE--Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Enforcement Division agents cited three Avoyelles Parish men for
alleged wildlife violations on Sept. 14 in Avoyelles Parish.
Agents cited Kristopher A. Dugas, 21, of Marksville, and Eric M.
Dauzat, 25, of Hessmer, for allegedly taking a six-point buck during
a closed season, during illegal hours with artificial light, hunting
from a public road and moving vehicle, without basic and big game
licenses, and possession of an illegally taken deer. Kristopher
Dugas was also cited for taking deer with an illegal firearm.
Agents also cited Terry A Ducote Jr., 42, of Hessmer, for possession
of the illegally taken deer and illegal possession of an alligator.
An LDWF agent received information that Dauzat and Kristopher
Dugas killed a buck at night during the month of August. During
questioning, Dauzat admitted that he and Kristopher Dugas killed the
buck at around 12:28 a.m. on the morning of Aug. 21 in the Fifth
Ward community with a .17 caliber rifle.
Taking deer during
a closed season and during illegal hours brings a fine of $900 to
$950 or up to 120 days in jail for each offense. Possession of an
illegally taken deer carries a fine of $400 to $950 or up to 120
days in jail. Hunting from a public road and taking a deer with an
illegal firearm brings a fine of $100 to $350 or up to 60 days in
jail for each offense.
Hunting from a moving vehicle carries a fine of $250 to $500 or
up to 90 days in jail. Hunting without basic and big game licenses
brings a $50 fine and up to 15 days in jail for each offense.
Illegal possession of an alligator carries a fine of $400 to $950 or
up to 20 days in jail.
Kristopher Dugas and Dauzat may also
be held responsible for restitution in the amount of $1,624 for the
illegally taken deer. Terry Ducote may also be held responsible for
restitution in the amount of $375.80 for the illegally taken
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