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If You’re Going to Hunt Illegally, You Probably Shouldn’t Do It on a Wildlife Officer’s Land

Five men are being accused of illegally hunting on a wildlife agent’s land in Louisiana.

Anytime poaching or illegal hunting pops into news feeds, you can assume one of two things: either pure ignorance, or a blatant disregard for laws (in other words, criminality).

In the recent story out of Louisiana, either one of those assumptions could be applied, as five men are accused of illegal hunting. The sticking point? They were caught on a state wildlife enforcement agent’s homestead in Claiborne Parish.

Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries Lt. Kenneth Balkom reportedly encountered a UTV spotlighting his hayfield late at night on January 1, 2016.

After stopping the vehicle, Balkom found three dead rabbits, three shotguns, a rifle, a pistol, a spotlight, and a bag of marijuana. The items were seized and the five men in the vehicle were cited for illegally hunting rabbits during night hours, hunting from a moving vehicle, and hunting from a public road.

One of the men was also charged with possession of marijuana, illegally carrying of a weapon while in possession of marijuana, and having an open container of alcohol in a moving vehicle.

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If You’re Going to Hunt Illegally, You Probably Shouldn’t Do It on a Wildlife Officer’s Land