A Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agent cited Sylvester Badeaux III, 37, of Harvey, on Feb. 23 for alleged hunting violations.
Badeaux was in possession of several rabbits and a bobcat, which he had allegedly killed while on the Salvador Wildlife Management Area (WMA). Badeaux was cited for hunting on a WMA without a WMA hunting permit and for not abiding by commission rules and regulations on a WMA.
During a patrol of the Salvador Management Area, Agent Ray Champagne stopped Badeaux for a license compliance inspection and discovered Badeaux in possession of the rabbits and bobcat. During the inspection, Badeaux was found to be hunting on the WMA without a WMA hunting permit and in possession of the illegally taken bobcat. State law prohibits the taking of bobcats on WMAs. The bobcat was seized and is being held as evidence.
The maximum fines for hunting on a WMA without a WMA hunting permit and not abiding by commission rules and regulations on a WMA are $350 each, or imprisonment for up to 60 days, or both, plus court costs for each violation.
For more information, contact Lt. Col. Keith LaCaze at 225-765-2988 or firstname.lastname@example.org.