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Wildlife agents cite Sunset man with violating alligator season regulations

Wildlife agents report alleged alligator season violation (source: wlf.la.gov) Wildlife agents report alleged alligator season violation (source: wlf.la.gov)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WVUE) -

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited a Sunset man for allegedly killing an alligator during a closed season on June 10.

Agents cited Kenneth Arceneaux, 49, for taking or possessing an alligator during a closed season and intentional concealment of illegally taken wildlife.

Agents responded to an anonymous complaint against Arceneaux.  Agents showed up at Arceneaux's residence on June 10 and reported they learned that Arceneaux had harvested a six foot alligator in Cameron Parish earlier that morning.  Agents seized the meat.

Possessing an alligator during a closed season and intentional concealment of illegally taken wildlife each brings up to a $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail for each offense.  Arceneaux may also face a total of $375 in civil restitution for the illegally taken alligator.

The alligator season for Cameron Parish doesn't open until the first Wednesday in September.

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