Agents cite subject for closed season squirrel hunting in Lafayette Parish

(Photo courtesy LDWF)
(Photo courtesy LDWF)

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited a subject for alleged hunting violations in Lafayette Parish on Sept. 20.

Agents cited Sam Boersma, 34, of Duson, for hunting squirrels during a closed season.

The Duson Police Department detained Boersma for discharging a firearm within the city limits. The Duson Police Department then made contact with LDWF agents about Boersma also harvesting squirrels.

LDWF Senior Agent Nelson Kennerson arrived on the scene and found Boersma in possession of two freshly harvested squirrels. Fall squirrel season opens on Oct. 1. Agents seized the two squirrels.

Hunting squirrels during a closed season carries a $250 to $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail. Boersma may also face civil restitution for the replacement value of the illegally taken squirrels totaling $40.

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