The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has accused a 54-year-old Winnsboro man of shooting a deer with an illegal weapon — and committing fraud by entering it in four big buck contests, the AP reports.
Spokesman Adam Einck said Monday that Billy W. Jordan allegedly shot the buck with a .204-caliber rifle, while state law requires deer hunters to use a center fire rifle of at least .22-caliber.
He says the 15-point antlers were entered in contests in Morehouse, Ouachita, Caldwell and LaSalle parishes.
Taking a deer with an illegal weapon can get up to 60 days in jail and a $350 fine. Contest fraud carries up to a year in jail and a $3,000 fine. Einck said Jordan will also be ordered to pay $2,033 — the deer’s value.