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Louisiana man disposes of deer carcass in city park

The illegal harvest and disposal of the carcass of a whitetail doe in January cost a Louisiana man more than $1,000.

Cole Branden Thomas, 26, of West Monroe pleaded guilty, by waiver, to several counts related to shooting the deer without a permit and without the permission of a Holt County landowner. He was fined $150 and assessed $500 liquidated damages for taking the deer without a permit; fined $50 for no 2023 habitat stamp; fined $200 for killing the deer without permission from the landowner; $100 for failure to check a harvested deer within 48 hours; $100 for littering (disposing of the...


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