Sunset man arrested for alleged night-hunting activities in St. Landry Parish

Moreau accused of hunting deer from a public road during illegal hours, LDWF says

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested a Sunset man in connection with alleged night-hunting violations on Jan. 3 in St. Landry Parish.

According to a press release, Allen W. Moreau, 40, was arrested for hunting from a public road, hunting from a moving vehicle and hunting deer during illegal hours, and was booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail.

Agents had set up surveillance in an area known as Swayze Lake near Palmetto after receiving night-hunting complaints, and they allegedly observed Moreau shooting a deer with a .243 rifle from his vehicle on Swayze Lake Road on Jan. 3 at about 8:15 p.m., the release states.

Hunting from a public road brings a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail.  Hunting from a moving vehicle carries a $250 to $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail.  Hunting deer during illegal hours brings a $900 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail, and  Moreau could also face a $1,624 civil restitution charge for the replacement value of the deer, the release states.