NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Two Louisiana men pleaded guilty in federal court in New Orleans to duck hunting violations.
Judge Joseph Wilkinson Jr. ordered 67-year-old Lloyd Badeaux of Thibodaux and 76-year-old Bobby Chauvin of Theriot to each pay a $560 fine for violating non-toxic shot requirements while duck hunting. The judge also sentenced Badeaux to 30 days in jail for violating his hunting ban from a previous hunting conviction.
Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents first cited Badeaux for taking over the limit of ducks in January of 2012.
Agents found Badeaux had 48 black-bellied whistling ducks over his daily limit. Badeaux pleaded guilty and was fined $5,010 and placed on three years of probation with no hunting.
On opening weekend of the 2014/2015 migratory game bird season, agents found Badeaux and Chauvin actively hunting ducks in Dularge.
Agents say both men were in possession of lead shot shotgun shells while hunting migratory game birds.