Mississippi man cited for Hunting License fraud

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(1/4/19) The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) enforcement agents cited a Mississippi man for alleged hunting violations on Dec. 29 in West Carroll Parish.

LDWF Agents cited Anthony W. Kessler, age 28, for fraudulently obtaining a hunting license and hunting without non-resident basic and big game hunting licenses.

During his compliance check, agents also discovered that Kessler did not meet the state’s resident rules for resident license status.

Agents found that Kessler has not resided in Louisiana for six months and his motor vehicle was still registered to Mississippi.

After Kessler’s citation, LDWF agents seized a seven point deer from kessler.

Obtaining a fraudulent hunting license carries a hefty $250-$500 fine and up to 90 days in jail while hunting without non-resident and big game hunting licenses each brings an additional $100-$350 fine and up to 60 days in jail.

Kessler may also have to face civil restitution fines totaling $1,624 for the replacement value of the deer he had killed.

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