According to the Iowa DNR, four Louisiana men are charged with poaching in Iowa.
The four men face 76 counts and nearly $86,000 in fines and civil damages for their roles in allegedly killing five deer illegally in southwest Iowa last November
James Keith Moore (41) of Hammond, La., Michael D. Fralick (45) of Ponchatoula, La., Stanley Russell (46) of Roseland, La., and William Chambliss (39) of Kentwood, La., were charged in deer related violations last November.
The state also requested the men forfeit the four rifles that were used to shoot the deer.
“These men came to Iowa specifically to road hunt trophy bucks during the rut,” said Deb Howe, state conservation officer for the Iowa DNR. “They did not have any licenses or tags to hunt in Iowa during the time they were here.”
An initial court date will be scheduled for November.
Information received through the TIP hotline in both Iowa and Kansas was critical in this investigation. If you have information on wildlife crimes please call TIP of Iowa at 1-800-532-2020 you can remain anonymous.