A LaSalle Parish resident was recently found guilty in Louisiana civil court for deer hunting violations. Clifton “Brent” Sharp, 61, of Jena, was sentenced to pay $24,269 in civil restitution and $966 in court hearing costs for the deer hunting violations. The court further ordered that all Louisiana recreational hunting and fishing licenses held by Sharp are immediately revoked and no new licenses may be obtained as long as any fine amounts remain unpaid. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents arrested Sharp on Oct. 24, 2019, for taking over the seasonal limit of deer, failing to comply with deer tagging requirements, using another person’s deer tags and failing to validate deer tags. Agents cited Sharp again in 2020 for using another person’s deer tags and failing to tag deer. LDWF agents started investigating Sharp in 2019 after learning he may have harvested over his season limit of deer for the 2018-19 deer-hunting season. After further investigation, agents obtained search warrants for Sharp’s property in both LaSalle and Catahoula parishes. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agents and LDWF agents served the warrants and interviewed Sharp at his residence where he admitted to killing 16 deer during the 2018-19 deer season in Cameron and LaSalle parishes. Sharp also admitted to using tags belonging to others.
August 1, 2023
LaSalle Man Found Guilty for Deer Hunting Violations