Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited two Jefferson Parish residents for numerous alleged hunting violations in Jefferson Parish.
According to a press release, Chris Bourgeois, 20, of Westwego, and Kyle Frickey, 18, of Marrero, were cited for hunting deer during illegal hours, hunting wild game quadrupeds during illegal hours, hunting from a public road, hunting from a moving vehicle, buying or selling rabbits and taking over the limit of rabbits.
Bourgeois also was charged for hunting without resident hunting and big game licenses, and failing to comply with deer tagging requirements.
Acting on a tip and using evidence gathered on social media, agents obtained a search warrant for a residence, cell phone data and a social media account. Initial evidence allegedly implicates the subjects in the unlawful taking of about 60 rabbits, three coyotes and a deer, the release states.
Agents seized a deer skull from Bourgeois and two coyote tails from Frickey that were deemed illegally taken, according to the release.
Hunting deer during illegal hours carries a $900 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail. Hunting from a moving vehicle, hunting from a public road, buying or selling rabbits, taking over the limit of rabbits, and hunting wild game quadrupeds during illegal hours each brings a $250 to $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail. Failing to comply with deer tagging requirements carries a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail. Hunting without resident hunting and big game licenses each brings up to a $50 fine and 15 days in jail.