from C.A.S.H. Committee To Abolish Sport Hunting

LA/MS: Louisiana and Mississippi hunters busted for headlighting deer

January 13, 2017


An investigation has led to Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks enforcement officers citing two Louisiana and two Mississippi hunters suspected of illegally killing 26 deer in Mississippi.

The four surrendered their wireless telephones and deputies found evidence suggesting they had been shooting deer with the aid of a light in Mississippi.

The suspects have been identified as Brian K. Mulvihill, 34, George M.
Thorpe, 27, Christie Roberson, 40, and Timothy J. Neal, 51.

They face a total a total of 133 charges including, but not limited to, 26 counts of headlighting deer, 26 counts of hunting after hours, 26 counts of hunting from a public road, 26 counts of unlawful possession of illegally taken game, 26 counts of unlawful shot size after legal hunting hours, and hunting without a license by non-residents.

Fines associated with the violations total an minimum of $62,000, but the number could increase. Because some of the deer were taken across the state line into Louisiana, there could be violations of the federal Lacey Act. The Lacey Act prohibits transporting illegally harvested game across state lines and carries up to a $100,000 fine.

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