Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited two residents of Jefferson Parish for alleged multiple hunting violations in Jefferson Parish.
Agents cited Chris Bourgeois, 20, of Westwego, on Feb. 2 and Kyle Frickey,18, of Marrero, on Feb. 3 for hunting deer during illegal hours, hunting wild game quadrupeds during illegal hours, hunting from a public road, hunting from a moving vehicle, buying or selling rabbits, and taking over the limit of rabbits. Bourgeois was also charged for hunting without resident hunting and big game licenses, and failing to comply with deer tagging requirements.
Agents received a tip from an informant implicating the two subjects in night hunting violations. The information and evidence gathered from social media enabled the agents to obtain a search warrant for a residence, cell phone data and social media account. The initial evidence implicated the subjects in the alleged unlawful taking of approximately 60 rabbits, three coyotes and a whitetail deer.
Agents served the search warrants and interviewed Bourgeois and Frickey at their residences with Bourgeois providing a detailed written statement regarding the illegal hunting. Agents seized a deer skull from Bourgeois and two coyote tails from Frickey that were deemed illegally taken.
Hunting deer during illegal hours carries a $900 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail. Hunting from a moving vehicle, hunting from a public road, buying or selling rabbits, taking over the limit of rabbits, and hunting wild game quadrupeds during illegal hours each brings a $250 to $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail. Failing to comply with deer tagging requirements carries a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail. Hunting without resident hunting and big game licenses each brings up to a $50 fine and 15 days in jail.
Agents involved in the case are Sgt. Tim Fox and Agent Kyle Wagner.
For more information, contact Adam Einck at firstname.lastname@example.org or 225-765-2465.