Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited two men for allegedly hunting squirrels during a closed season on Sept. 1 northwest of Iota.
Agents heard shots and observed two subjects walking in the wooded area near Bayou Des Canes shooting squirrels. Agents made contact with the two subjects and found a total of six squirrels between the two men.
Agents cited Joseph Gary, 48, and David Leckelt, 54, both from Iota, for hunting squirrels during a closed season. Leckelt was also cited for hunting without a resident hunting license.
Hunting squirrels during a closed season brings a fine between $250 and $500, or up to 90 days in jail, or both plus court cost. Hunting without a resident license brings a fine of $50 or up to 15 days in jail.
The fall squirrel season in Louisiana runs from Oct. 1 to Feb. 29.