Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) enforcement agents cited a Youngsville man for alleged deer hunting violations in Cameron Parish on Nov. 29.
Agents cited Richard Ball, 33, for hunting deer using illegal methods, taking deer without possession of deer tags and failing to validate a harvested deer.
Agents received a public tip that Ball harvested a deer illegally while duck hunting in Cameron Parish on opening day of the 2019-20 duck season. Upon investigating the tip, agents discovered that Ball harvested a four-point deer during the morning of Nov. 16 with steel shot. Ball also failed to tag the deer and validate it as required by law.
The agents seized the deer meat and donated it to a local charity.
Taking deer using illegal methods carries a $250 to $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail. Hunting deer without possession of deer tags and failing to validate a harvested deer each brings a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail.
Ball could also face civil restitution totaling $1624.61 for the replacement value of the illegally taken deer.