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Poacher in Louisiana Caught Shooting Deer From Roadway

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Man caught shooting deer off Highway 2 in Louisiana may face high fines.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a man from Homer, Louisiana for numerous hunting violations after he was found to have taken deer out of season.

According to the report on August 12, 2015 wildlife agents were called to the scene by Claiborne Parish Sheriff’s Office.

They had received complaints about a man discharging a firearm from the side of Highway 2 in Claiborne Parish.

The agents stopped a vehicle matching the description belonging to Canyon Roberson, 19, of Homer at around 9:30 p.m. Not only was his driver’s license expired, but a search upon the vehicle found Roberson to be in possession of a freshly killed doe.

If convicted, he will face charges of taking a deer out of season and during illegal hours, that carries a $900 fine and up to 120 days in jail. He will also face charges of discharging a firearm from a public roadway, which includes up to a $350 fine and 60 days in jail.

Roberson may be forced to pay civil restitution for taking the deer illegally in the amount of $1,624 as well.

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Poacher in Louisiana Caught Shooting Deer From Roadway