LDWF: Coushatta men arrested for alleged deer hunting violations

LDWF: Coushatta men arrested for alleged deer hunting violations
(Source: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries)

DESOTO PARISH, LA (KPLC) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has arrested two Coushatta men for alleged deer hunting violations on Dec. 21, 2018.

Phillip L. Morgan, 35, and Phillip M. Morgan, 60 are accused of being in possession of an illegally taken deer, failure to wear hunter orange, and criminal trespassing.

LDWF agents began their investigation after getting multiple complaints of people trespassing on a companies property in Red River and Desoto Parishes. Surveillance was set up on the property.

As a result of the surveillance agents were able to determine the men were deer hunting on the property without permission, not wearing hunter orange, and in possession of an illegally taken nine-point deer.

Agents were able to arrest the men who were booked into the Desoto Parish Jail. No word on bonds or fines at this time.

The men may also be required to pay civil restitution up to $2,033 for the replacement value of the illegally taken deer.

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