Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited two men for alleged hunting violations on Feb. 12 in Lafayette Parish.
Lane K. Leblanc, 19, of Duson, was cited for hunting ducks and geese during closed seasons, hunting without a basic license, hunting without a state duck license and hunting without a federal duck stamp. Agents also cited Austin J. Credeur, 19, of Rayne, for hunting without a basic hunting license, according to a news release.
After responding to a complaint about possible illegal hunting activity behind a Lafayette Parish residence, agents learned that Credeur harvested a snipe and Leblanc allegedly shot two wood ducks and a white-fronted goose, the release states.
Hunting ducks during a closed season, hunting geese during a closed season and hunting without a federal duck stamp each carries a $400 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail. Hunting without a basic hunting license and state duck license each carry a $50 fine and up to 15 days in jail, the release states.
Leblanc may also each face civil restitution totaling $104.80 for the illegally taken wood ducks and the white fronted goose. Agents seized the snipe, wood ducks and white fronted goose during the investigation, according to the release.