The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited two individuals for illegally hunting game in the Pelican State.
Agents of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division cited two residents of Jefferson Parish for multiple hunting violations.
Chris Bourgeois, 20, of Westwego, and Kyle Frickey, 18, of Marrero, were accused of hunting deer during illegal hours, hunting from a public road, hunting wild game quadrupeds, during illegal hours, hunting from a moving vehicle, taking over the limit of rabbits, and buying or selling rabbits.
The agents received a tips about the illegal activity, claiming Bourgeois and Marrero were hunting at night. The agents were able to obtain a search warrant after looking into the subjects' social media accounts. Upon further investigation officials searched the subjects' homes, obtained cell phone records, and had access to their social media outlets. After gathering initial evidence, it was determined Bourgeois and Marrero illegally hunted 60 rabbits, three coyotes, and a whitetail deer.
Louisiana law mandates that hunting deer during illegal hours carries with it a $900 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail. Hunting from a moving vehicle, buying or selling rabbits, hunting from a public road, taking over the limit of rabbits, and hunting wild game quadrupeds during illegal hours each bring $250 to $500 fines with up to 90 days in jail.