Dec 13, 2013 5:14 PM by Letitia Walker

Turkey Creek man guilty of taking deer illegally

A Turkey Creek man pleaded guilty to taking deer illegally in an Evangeline Parish courthouse.

25-year-old Corey S. Gautreaux will have to pay a $1,000 fine and $122.50 in court costs. Gautreaux's hunting privileges are also revoked for two years; his 30-day jail sentence will be suspended.

On October 23rd, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited Gautreaux for taking deer illegally by snare in Evangeline Parish.

Agents received a complaint that Gautreaux had put several snares out on private land near the St. Landry community off of Frontier Road in order to trap deer.

After locating the snares, agents found a camera and a deer stand set up near the snares. They reviewed the pictures and found photos of Gautreaux checking the snares. They say that same afternoon they located him in the stand with a bow and arrow.



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