Man, 28, accused of night hunting, contest fraud
Associated Press - April 16, 2009 11:54 AM ET
MONROE, La. (AP) - A 28-year-old Farmerville man is accused of
entering two big buck contests with a deer killed at night.
Phillip Allen Powell has two state court arraignments - Monday in
Monroe on two felony contest fraud charges, and May 13 in
Farmerville on two hunting charges.
He allegedly killed the 12-point buck at his home the night of
Taking deer during illegal hours and hunting with illegal methods
carry a total of up to 210 days in jail and $1,450 in fines. Contest
fraud carries up to a year in prison and a $3,000 fine.
On March 31, a federal judge sentenced a West Monroe man to three
years without hunting and a $3,000 fine for using a rifle during
bow-hunting season on a national wildlife refuge in 2007.