August 20, 2015

From Fox8Live.com

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited four people in Livingston and East Feliciana parishes for alleged deer hunting violations, including hunting at night.

Agents say they cited Edward A. Slaven III, Edward A. Slaven IV, 22, and Donald J. Weaver, all of Denham Springs, and Maegan C. Chavers, 25, of Liberty, Miss., for Federal Lacey Act violations, not possessing deer tags, hunting from a public road and moving vehicle, hunting deer during a closed season and illegal hours, not possessing a big game license and possession of illegally taken deer out of season. Slaven IV, Weaver and Chavers were also cited for not possessing a basic hunting license.

The four subjects also face wildlife charges in Mississippi.

The Lacey Act violation brings up to a $10,000 fine and five years in jail.

Hunting deer during a closed season, during illegal hours each brings a $900 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail. Possession of an illegally taken deer carries a $400 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail.

Hunting from a moving vehicle brings a $250 to $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail.

Hunting from a public road and not possessing deer tags each carries up to a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail. Hunting without basic and big game licenses each brings up to a $50 fine and 15 days in jail.

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