Mississippi man cited for drowning deer
BATON ROUGE - A Mississippi man has been cited for allegedly drowning a deer in the Mississippi River in Concordia Parish.
Sgt. Trey Mason, of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' Enforcement Division, says 40-year-old David Hayes, of Natchez, Mississippi, was cited for not possessing non-resident basic hunting and big game hunting licenses, failing to comply with deer tagging requirements, hunting from a moving vessel and taking deer from a vessel while the deer was swimming.
A witness saw Hayes approach the deer in the river, wrap a rope around its antlers and drown the deer. Mason questioned Hayes, who admitted to drowning the 8-point buck.
The violations carry fines up to $500 and 90 days in jail. Hayes also could be ordered to pay $2,033 in restitution to replace the deer.
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