POINTE COUPEE PARISH MAN CITED FOR NIGHT HUNTING VIOLATIONS

Release Date: 01/02/2008

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited a Pointe Coupee Parish man for numerous hunting violations on Thursday, Dec. 27. 


Bryan J. Bordelon, 21, of Lettsworth, was cited for allegedly hunting deer during illegal hours, hunting wild quadrupeds during illegal hours, hunting from a moving vehicle, and hunting and spotlighting from a public road.


Agents watched him shine a spotlight shortly after 10 p.m. along the Morganza Spillway, in west Pointe Coupee Parish.  Agents stopped the vehicle, driven by Bordelon, and located a .22 magnum rifle and a spotlight and one rabbit.  When questioned, Bordelon admitted to hunting deer and rabbits.  The rifle and spotlight were seized as evidence and the rabbit was donated to the needy.


The penalty for hunting deer during illegal hours is a fine of $900 to $950, or 120 days in jail, or both plus court costs.  Hunting wild quadrupeds carries a fine of $250 to $500, or jail not more than 90 days, or both plus court costs.  Hunting from a moving vehicle is punishable by fines of $250 to $500, or not more than 90 days in jail, or both plus court costs.  The penalty for hunting from a public road is a fine of $100 to $350, or up to 60 days in jail, or both plus court costs. 


Agents participating in the case are Sgt. Cliff Ortis and Agent Allan Marbury.


For more information, contact Lt. Col. Keith LaCaze at 225-765-2988 or klacaze@wlf.louisiana.gov.


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