BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited a Baker man for alleged deer hunting violations on Dec. 18 in East Baton Rouge Parish.
Agents cited William R. Aucoin, 61, for two counts of hunting deer during illegal hours, four counts of hunting deer using illegal methods, two counts of illegal possession of poisonous arrow pods, obstruction of justice and no possession of deer tags.
Agents were notified by a confidential informant that Aucoin was night hunting on the west side of Zachary off of Hwy. 61 and set up surveillance.
They found found him sitting in his stand with a bow and arrow armed, night vision goggles and a flashlight attached to his bow. Aucoin was not in possession of deer tags.
Agents also saw Aucoin fidgeting with his arrow and throw an object on the ground. During the investigation, they found a poisonous pod that attaches to an arrow.
During questioning, Aucoin admitted to hunting deer that night and Dec. 2 with the same illegal setup.
Agents seized thebow and arrow, NVGs and flashlight.
Hunting deer during illegal hours brings a $900 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail. Hunting deer using illegal methods and using illegal poisonous pods each carries a $250 to $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail.
Failing to possess deer tags brings a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail. Obstruction of justice carries up to a $10,000 fine and up to five years in jail.