Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited a New Iberia man for alleged federal migratory game bird violations on Nov. 20 in St. Mary Parish.
Agents cited Brayden Krepper, 21, for taking over the limit of mourning doves, failing to maintain field possession and failing to possess the required Harvest Information Program (HIP) certification.
Agents were on patrol in St. Mary Parish when they observed Krepper hunting doves in a field. Agents made contact with Krepper and found him in possession of 37 mourning doves, which put him 22 doves over the daily limit of 15. Krepper also did not possess the HIP certification.
Agents seized the 37 mourning doves and donated them to a local charity.
This case has been filed with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for prosecution in Federal Court. Agents participating in the case are Lt. Joey Thompson and Sgt. Scott Dupre.