A poacher got caught due to allegedly posting his game violations on Facebook.
No doubt in recent years you’ve heard a story or two about a criminal who is only caught because they posted evidence of their crime on Facebook. Now It seems a poacher in Louisiana has been caught after posting evidence of the crime on the social media site.
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents say Jacob W. Jones of Wisner, shot a six-point buck, but he didn’t have a hunting license. He also allegedly didn’t properly tag the animal when he shot it on Dec. 10, the department reported in a news release on their website.
Authorities might not have known about the illegally-taken deer in Franklin Parish had Jones not allegedly posted a photo of the buck to his Facebook page.
Someone who saw the photo apparently made an anonymous complaint on Jones’ photo and agents quickly investigated and cited Jones for not having a basic or big game hunting license when he shot the buck.
He was also cited for not complying with tagging requirements. Jones could be facing anywhere from a $100-$300 fine and possible jail time for that violation. He could also be hit with a $50 fine and jail time for not having a license.