Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited two men for alleged alligator hunting violations on the evening of May 2.
Agents cited Todd Rivoire Jr., 20, of Youngsville, and Colt Cahanin, 22, of Breaux Bridge, for taking an alligator during a closed season and intentional concealment of illegally taken wildlife.
Investigating an anonymous tip, agents suspected that Rivoire and Cahanin possessed an alligator taken near Henderson. Agents were able to make contact with the two men at the residence of Rivoire’s father in Breaux Bridge where agents found a deceased 8-foot alligator hidden in the woods.
The open season for this area generally opens the first Wednesday of September and runs for 30 days.
Taking an alligator during a closed season brings a $400 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail. Intentional concealment of illegally taken wildlife brings a $900 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail.
Agents participating in the case are Senior Agent Allan Marbury and Sgt. Cliff Ortis.