Accused night hunters arrested in New Orleans East

Accused night hunters arrested in New Orleans East

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Two men accused of night hunting in New Orleans East could face heavy fines.

Neighbors reported two people hunting deer near their neighborhood on the night of November 2.

Around 10:20 p.m., Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents say they saw two men run into the woods. The men left a doe and a buck behind.

Agents tracked down Ruben F. Ramos as he came out of the woods. During questioning, they say he identified the second hunter as Andres Cordoba..

Agents say both men admitted killing the deer. They were booked with illegal discharge of a weapon and taking deer during illegal hours with artificial light.

Agents seized the two illegally taken deer and a 12-gauge shotgun taken from Cordoba.

If convicted, the men could face stiff fines and possible jail time.

Night hunting with artificial lights carries a fine of $900 to $950 and up to 120 days in jail. The illegal discharge of a weapon can result in a fine of up to $1,000 and two years in jail.

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