Two Men Cited For Deer Hunting Violations in Plaquemines Parish

Published 1:39 pm Tuesday, October 25, 2022

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Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited two men in separate cases for alleged deer hunting violations in Plaquemines Parish.

Agents cited Daniel W. Boehle, 43, of Belle Chasse, on Oct. 2 for taking a deer during a closed season.  Agents cited Eneas Mayorga, 37, of Braithwaite, on Oct. 21 for hunting deer without basic hunting and big game hunting licenses, and failing to tag and validate the deer.

Agents received a tip about Boehle harvesting a deer on the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Belle Chasse on Oct. 2.  Agents interviewed Boehle that day and found him in possession of a freshly harvested doe deer.  The legal take for does in this area opened on Oct. 16.

Agents also received a complaint about Mayorga shooting a deer without the required licenses on Oct. 18.  Agents interviewed Mayorga on Oct. 21 and found that he did not possess hunting licenses and deer tags.

Taking a deer during a closed season brings a $900 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail.  Failing to possess basic hunting and big game hunting license carry up to a $50 fine for each offense.  Failing to tag and validate the deer brings up to a $350 fine for each offense.

Both men face civil restitution of $1,624.61 for the replacement value of the illegally taken deer.

Agents participating in these cases are Sgt. Jason Gernados and Sgt. Villere Reggio.