NIGHT HUNTERS APPREHENDED IN POINTE COUPEE PARISH

Release Date: 01/30/2007

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents arrested two Pointe Coupee Parish residents on Jan. 20, 2007 for alleged night hunting violations that took place near Lettsworth in North Pointe Coupee Parish.


Joshua J. Bordelon, 25, and Kenneth L. Rogers, 25, both of Lettsworth, were arrested for taking deer during illegal hours with an artificial light and hunting from a moving vehicle.


Shortly after 11 p.m., agents watched Bordelon and Rogers spotlight and shoot a deer near a cane field from their ATV.  Agents seized the rifle, pistol, spotlight and ATV for evidence and the deer was donated to charity.


The penalty for hunting deer illegal hours is a fine between $900 to $950, or jail time up to 120 days, or both plus court costs and forfeiture of anything seized.  The penalty for hunting from a moving vehicle is a fine between $250 to $500, or jail time up to 90 days, or both plus court costs.  Bordelon and Rogers were also assessed civil restitution in the amount of $524.54 for replacement value of the deer.


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


2007-036