2 N Louisiana men accused of hunting violations

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Associated Press

Posted on January 29, 2013 at 7:05 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 29 at 7:31 AM

MONTEREY, La. (AP) — Two north Louisiana men face multiple hunting citations, and one of them is also accused of carrying a firearm while also carrying marijuana.

Michael D. Burley, 46, of Monterey and Duell S. Moreland, 22, of Jonesville were stopped in the Concordia Parish community of Monterey, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries spokesman Adam Einck said.

He said Moreland allegedly had a Browning A-Bolt 7mm magnum rifle and Burley had a .444-caliber primitive weapon with a laser light mounted on it.

Modern firearm season for the area closed Jan. 20. The only season open is for primitive firearms and archery.

Einck said both were cited for hunting without resident, primitive, and big game licenses, failing to meet deer harvest requirements, hunting deer with illegal methods and failing to wear hunter orange.

He says Sgt. Trey Mason found synthetic marijuana when he searched Burley, who was booked with illegal possession of marijuana and possessing a firearm while possessing marijuana.

Conviction on the firearm charge carries up to 20 years in jail and a $5,000 fine, and marijuana possession up to six months in jail and a $500 fine.

The hunting violations carry maximum penalties ranging from 15 days in jail and a $50 fine to 90 days in jail and a $500 fine.

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