Louisiana Man and Two Minors Ticketed by Wildlife Agents For Alleged Deer Hunting Violations in East Feliciana Parish

By Seraphina Frost
Published July 01, 2023

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Louisiana Man and Two Minors Ticketed by Wildlife Agents For Alleged Deer Hunting Violations in East Feliciana Parish

East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana – Two minors and a man from Louisiana were given tickets by wildlife agents in East Feliciana Parish for allegedly violating deer hunting regulations.

On June 29, a man from Prairieville, Louisiana, and two minors were given citations by enforcement agents from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for suspected violations related to deer hunting in East Feliciana Parish.

Agents issued citations to Kenneth J. Blanchard Jr., 59, and two underage individuals for hunting deer during a closed season. Additionally, Blanchard Jr. received a citation for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Agents were given information from the public regarding individuals engaging in nighttime deer hunting near Slaughter, Louisiana. Consequently, agents conducted surveillance in the area during the night for approximately one week.

Agents reportedly witnessed Blanchard Jr. and two underage individuals engaging in hunting activities on an agricultural field near Slaughter, off of Hwy. 412, at approximately 11:15 p.m. While observing, the agents noticed that Blanchard Jr. and the juveniles were using rifles and riding all-terrain vehicles to shoot and successfully kill a female deer.

The agents quickly arrived at the scene and approached the individuals, giving them tickets for their hunting infractions. The agents also confiscated the deer.

Anyone guilty of taking deer during a closed season, could face a penalty of $900 to $950 and potentially be imprisoned for up to 120 days. Someone guilty of contributing to the delinquency of a minor may receive a fine of up to $500 and be sentenced to six months in jail.

The individuals involved might also be responsible for paying civil compensation amounting to $1,624, reflecting the cost of replacing the deer that were taken illegally.

The individuals involved in the case as agents include Lieutenant Will Roberts, Sergeant Carl Armstrong, Corporal Jared Riddle, Corporal Nic Firmin, Sergeant Dale Wheat, Sergeant Mason Spillman, Corporal Josh Cooper, Corporal Josh LeBouef, and Corporal Seth Courtney.

All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.