February 01, 2017

Franklinton Man Arrested for Deer Hunting Violations

After a month-long investigation into deer hunting violations, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited a Franklinton man January 30 for alleged deer hunting violations in Washington Parish. 
Johnny D. Tarver (31) was cited for taking over the daily limit of deer, failing to comply with deer tagging requirements, intentional littering and intentional concealment or destruction of wildlife.
Agents began investigating Tarver after receiving a tip on December 20, 2016 about Tarver possibly harvesting three deer on the same day.  Agents determined that Tarver harvested a six point, five point and spike deer on December 25 in Washington Parish.  Hunters were only allowed one antlered and one antlerless deer. 
Agents also learned that Tarver threw the deer remains, antlers and meat into the Bogue Chitto River near Clifton in Washington Parish after Tarver got word of the investigation.
In addition to jail time and fines and community service work, Tarver may also face civil restitution totaling $4,874 for the replacement value of the three illegally taken deer.
Agents participating in the case are Sgt. Darryl Galloway and Sgt. Toby Miller.

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