A Thibodaux man pleaded guilty in Federal Court in Orleans Parish on March 10 for hunting with lead shotgun shells and violating terms of his probation, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
Judge Joseph Wilkinson Jr. sentenced Lloyd Badeaux, 67, to pay a $560 fine for violating non-toxic shot requirements and to serve 30 days in jail for violating his hunting ban from a previous conviction.
Additionally, Bobby Chauvin, 76, of Theriot, also was fined $560 for using lead shot in the November, 2014 incident, the release states.
Badeaux was first cited for taking over the limit of ducks in January of 2012 in Terrebonne Parish, when agents found him with 48 black-bellied whistling ducks over his daily limit. In that case, Badeaux pleaded guilty and was fined $5,010 and placed on three-year probation with no hunting.
But prior to the opening of the 2014-15 season, agents received information that Badeaux would be duck hunting on opening day near Dularge.
A surveillance operation was set up, and on Nov. 15, 2014, agents found Badeaux actively hunting ducks with Chauvin. According to the release, both men were in possession of lead shotgun shells in the blind.