Agents Arrest Man for Hunting Contest Fraud and Deer Hunting Violations in Grant Parish

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Enforcement brokers for the Louisiana Division of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested a Georgetown man on January 3 in Grant Parish for alleged deer looking violations and contest fraud.

Brokers accused Farrion Fletcher Jr., 35, of inheriting the deer seasonal cap, failing to adjust to deer tagging necessities, and interesting in looking contest scams. The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Workplace additionally cited Fletcher Jr. for trespassing.

Brokers launched the investigation in early December and discovered that Fletcher Jr. had entered an enormous cash contest with an eight-point deer he had picked up on December 4, 2022. On December 29, 2022, brokers decided that Fletcher Jr. had harvested deer on a property that was not allowed close to Pollock. He additionally labeled and verified the deer harvest with a distinct label than his personal.

Brokers later found throughout the investigation that Fletcher Jr. had collected a complete of six antlers throughout the 2022-23 deer season, exceeding three of the three antlers which can be the seasonal restrict for this area. The deer he entered within the Massive Buck competitors turned Fletcher Jr.’s fourth antlered deer for the 2022-23 moose season.

Brokers arrested Fletcher Jr. on January 3 and registered him on the Grant Parish Detention Heart.

Inheriting the seasonal deer restrict carries a $250 to $500 positive and as much as 90 days in jail. Failure to tag the deer will end in a positive of as much as $350. Searching contest fraud carries a positive of as much as $3,000 and a jail sentence of as much as one 12 months. Trespassing carries a positive of $100 to $500 and a jail sentence of as much as 30 days.

Fletcher Jr. he may face compensation totaling $6,907 for the substitute worth of the deer.

Brokers concerned within the case, Sgt. James Bruce and Senior Agent Ryan Durand.

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