Jan 24, 2012 9:33 AM by AP
WINNSBORO, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has accused a 54-year-old Winnsboro man of shooting a deer with an illegal weapon - and committing fraud by entering it in four big buck contests.
Spokesman Adam Einck said Monday that Billy W. Jordan allegedly shot the buck with a .204-caliber rifle, while state law requires deer hunters to use a center fire rifle of at least .22-caliber.
He says the 15-point antlers were entered in contests in Morehouse, Ouachita, Caldwell and LaSalle parishes.
Taking a deer with an illegal weapon can get up to 60 days in jail and a $350 fine. Contest fraud carries up to a year in jail and a $3,000 fine.
Einck said Jordan will also be ordered to pay $2,033 - the deer's value.