Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a Guatemalan man on Jan. 26 for a variety of alligator and deer violations in Jefferson Parish.
According to a press release, Julio Cesar Agu Marroquin, 30, who resides in Metairie but is a legal resident of Guatemala, was cited after agents received a complaint about a man skinning a deer in the side yard of his apartment complex.
Agents arrived at the address and allegedly observed Marroquin in possession of a freshly-killed, untagged deer that he said he killed in Orleans Parish that morning with a .30-30 rifle.
That area was only open to bow or primitive firearms on that date, the release states.
Marroquin then showed agents his resident basic and big game licenses, which he allegedly purchased using a fake state identification card.
He also was allegedly in possession of alligator skins, according to the release.
Marroquin was cited for hunting deer using illegal methods, failing to comply with deer tagging requirements, obtaining a hunting license fraudulently, hunting without a non-residence license, hunting without a non-resident big game license, failing to comply with hunter education requirements and illegal possession of alligator skins during a closed season, the release states.
Agents seized the rifle, the alleged fraudulently obtained licenses and the deer and alligator skin and parts, according to the release.
Possession of alligator parts and skins carries a fine of $400 to $950 or 120 days in jail. Taking deer using illegal methods and obtaining hunting licenses fraudulently both bring fines of $250 to $500 or 90 days in jail. Failing to comply with deer tagging harvest requirements carries a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail.
Hunting without non-resident basic and big game hunting licenses and failing to comply with hunter safety education requirements each bring a $50 fine and up to 15 days in jail.
Civil restitution for the replacement value of the deer and alligator in the amount of $2,000 could also be assessed for this case, according to the release.