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Port Barre Man Cited for Taking Spotted Fawn on WMA

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) enforcement agents cited a Port Barre man for alleged deer hunting violations on Dec. 28.

Agents cited Zach Bellard, 25, of Port Barre, for violating Wildlife Management Area (WMA) rules and regulations and taking a spotted fawn.

Agents made contact with Bellard while checking deer hunters during the bucks only firearms season on the Sherburne WMA.

Agents found Bellard in possession of a spotted anterless deer, which was in violation of the bucks only season for the time.

Agents seized the spotted fawn.

Taking a spotted fawn brings a $500 to $750 fine and up to 30 days in jail. Violating WMA rules and regulations brings a brings a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail.

Bellard could also face civil restitution totaling $1,624 for the replacement value of the illegally taken deer.