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LA: Lake Providence couple of accused of night hunting for deer

January 16, 2019


Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited a Lake Providence couple on Jan. 12 for alleged deer hunting violations.

Dion Burrell, 35, and Jessica Burrell, 32, are accused of hunting for deer during illegal hours, hunting from a public road and hunting from a moving vehicle.

Agents were on patrol in East Carroll Parish at night when they found a parked vehicle.

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Agents set up surveillance and observed the passenger shoot at a deer from the vehicle.

During a search, several rounds of ammunition were found on the floorboard of the Burrell's vehicle, and the rifle was in the fire position.

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

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