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Fine for not tagging a deer.

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Let me start by saying that I'm planning on doing everything legal..... I heard several guys say that they wasn't going to tag their deer incase they wanted to take another doe at the end of the season if they don't kill a buck. Can anyone tell me what the fine is and if they'll lose any hunting privileges?
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Tag your deer dip-wad...
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   KenneyD
And it appears that he has the intelligence of a mushroom! Now, is there anyone with intelligence that might be able to answer the question and not be a smart azz?
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Stupid questions get stupid answers.
I can tell you an easy way to find out. Try it for your self, and update us.

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   KenneyD
OK, let me re-ask this question so that you might understand. I'm 42 years old and won't kill more that 2 deer a year because I can't eat more than that. I don't want to do all the work of harvesting and cleaning the meat for others. I've been hunting for more than 25 years and have never killed more the 3 in any year, although I have plenty and plenty of deer on my lease and opportunities. I have a couple of young guys that work with me, and they were telling me about not tagging deer. The question was intended so that I could convince them, not me, that there might be repercussions for not tagging deer. Now, since I put it this way, any help will be greatly appreciated. I love this site because you can learn so much, but I also hate it because there are so many negative comments about things. I wish that if people don't have anything positive to say and want to help their fellow hunters that they would just move to the next post.
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FINE IS MIN OF $500 MAX OF $2500 FIRST OFFENSE. DEPENDS ON YOUR PRIORS, SITUATION, AND OF COURSE THE JUDGE.
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   Go-Deaux
Follow the new law, tag all your deer, practice and teach ethical hunting, no matter the fine, PERIOD
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It's people like the ones you work with who do more damage to sportsman and ethical hunting than PETA could ever do. They obviously didn't grow up in the ethical tradition of hunting or they wouldn't even consider such things. Contrary to what some people think, LDWF is trying to perserve and protect our hunting and fishing traditions and make it better. Why don't you tell them to obey the dang law.

By the way, where do they hunt? I'll be glad to report them. Let the game wardens be on the look out for them. Reporting those who break our hunting laws is the ethical thing to do.
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Why don't you just tell them the fine doesn't really matter because it's so unlikely they will ever get caught, but the main thing is that you're disappointed to hear that they would even think of such a thing because you always thought they were ethical sportsman - until now.
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   KenneyD
I agree that ethical hunting is the best approach. I was part of a program as a teen that taught about ethical hunting and was blessed with a family that also live by the bible and the laws. These guys live in North LA and it seems that they eat deer all year long and fill their freezers to provide for their family, but the law is the law. One of the guys said that when he brought his first deer to the processors there was a game warden there checking everyone that was bringing deer or ice chests in and caught a couple of guys. I was going to use this topic at our weekly safety meeting and I do appreciate the positive input. From the guys that I know in my area, almost everyone is tagging and are very supportive of it. I think that this information provided to the biologists is going to help everyone in the state. Thanks again for everyone's input.
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   timo85
Yes, if you are caught you will get a suspended license for at least a year and a hefty fine. but why be dishonest, if he wants to take another deer tell him to bring a kid hunting! Give a kid a hunt to remember, the kill will mean something to someone else who hasn't killed there limit.
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MISSOURI RESIDENTS CITED FOR ILLEGAL HUNTING
Release Date: 12/09/2008

Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited two Missouri men on Nov. 26 for several deer hunting violations in Union Parish.

Doyle T. Rockett, 40, and Brian L. Adams, 34, both of Aurora, Mo., were cited after agents received a report that Adams allegedly stopped his truck on La. Hwy. 15 near Spearsville and Rockett shot a deer standing along the roadside.

Agents responded and located the two men at the home of Rockett's mother in Spearsville. Both men allegedly confessed to illegally shooting the deer just prior to dark that evening.

Rockett and Adams were each cited for hunting from a moving vehicle, hunting from a public road and hunting without basic and big game non-resident hunting licenses. Rockett was also cited for discharging a firearm from a public road and failure to comply with deer tagging requirements. Agents seized and donated the meat from the deer. Rockett and Adams will also receive civil restitution citations for the illegally taken deer.

The penalty for hunting from a moving vehicle is a fine between $250 to $500, or jail time up to 90 days, or both plus court costs.

Hunting deer from a public road, no non-resident basic hunting license, no non-resident big game license and failure to comply with deer tagging requirements are each punishable by a fine between $100 to $350, or jail time up to 60 days, or both plus court costs.

The penalty for discharging a firearm from a public road is a fine of $50 or jail time up to 30 days.

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