Release Date: 12/27/2005

A Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agent issued citations to a Ville Platte man for allegedly hunting while on probation and for violations of federal hunting regulations. 

Jimmy Don Bolfa, 46, of Ville Platte, was allegedly trespassing while hunting squirrels and ducks in Evangeline Parish.  Senior Agent Fontenot responded to a complaint from the Evangeline Parish Sheriffs Office after Bolfa was apprehended.  Fontenot cited Bolfa for hunting while on probation, hunting migratory game birds without a state duck hunting license, hunting migratory birds without a federal duck stamp and using lead shot in an area designated as steel shot only. 

A 12-gauge shotgun, one squirrel and two wood ducks were seized in connection with the violations.  Bolfa is currently serving two years of probation stemming from a conviction for a 2003 night hunting violation, which also occurred in Evangeline Parish. 

The penalty for each of the migratory game bird violations is a fine up to $15,000, jail time up to one year and loss of hunting privileges.  Hunting while on probation carries a fine between $100 and $350, or imprisonment up to 60 days or both.

EDITORS: For more information, contact Lt. Col. Keith LaCaze at klacaze@wlf.louisiana.gov or 225-765-2469