Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a 36-year-old Winnsboro man for allegedly shooting 22 squirrels on Oct. 1 in Catahoula Parish.

According to a news release, Landon L. Cotton was found in possession of 22 freshly harvested squirrels by agents patrolling the Boeuf River on the opening morning of the season Saturday.

The agents came across a vest containing 22 harvested squirrels, took cover behind some trees and waited about 30 minutes before Cotton came to retrieve the squirrels, the release states.

Cotton told the agents he harvested all 22 squirrels, the release states. The daily bag limit on squirrels is eight.

The 22 squirrels were seized and donated to a local charity, the release states.

Over the limit of squirrels brings a $250 to $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail.  Cotton may also face civil restitution totaling $447, the release states.