Deer Hunter Busted After Bragging on Facebook
If you're going to illegally take a deer from the wild, it would probably be smart if you didn't brag about it on Facebook.
That is exactly what happened on Thursday in Franklin Parish as Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited a Wisner man for an alleged deer hunting violation.
39-year-old Jacob Jones was cited for taking a six point buck with no basic or big game hunting licenses and failing to comply with deer tagging requirements.
How did they catch him? Agents were alerted by anonymous complaints about a photo of Jones with a harvested deer that he put on his Facebook page. During the investigation, agents learned that Jones killed the deer Wednesday in Franklin Parish, but did not possess the required basic and big game licenses nor deer tags.
Hunting without basic and big game licenses each brings up to a $50 fine and 15 days in jail for each offense. Failing to comply with deer tagging requirements carries a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail. Jones may also face civil restitution for the deer totaling $1,624.61.