Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents arrested a Sunset man for alleged hunting violations on Jan. 3 in St. Landry Parish.
LDWF agents arrested Allen W. Moreau, 40, for hunting from a public road, hunting from a moving vehicle and hunting deer during illegal hours and booked him into the St. Landry Parish Jail.
Agents setup surveillance in an area known as Swayze Lake near Palmetto after receiving complaints from area hunters about night hunting. Agents observed Moreau shooting a deer with a .243 rifle on Swayze Lake Road from his vehicle around 8:15 p.m. Agents were able to make contact and arrest Moreau shortly after he shot the deer.
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. Moreau could also face a $1,624 civil restitution charge for the replacement value of the deer.
Agents participating in the case are Sgt. Ryan Faul, Sgt. Nick Guillory and Senior Agent Brandon Fontenot.
For more information, contact Adam Einck at 225-765-2465 or email@example.com.