WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH, La. (BRPROUD) — A tip led to the Wednesday arrest of a man accused of hunting and firearm violations in West Baton Rouge Parish.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) said a tip about a convicted felon possessing a firearm while hunting led agents to investigate 20-year-old Hunter Varnado of Erwinville.
Varnado allegedly resisted arrest after agents found a 30-06 high-powered rifle in his home. Agents learned that Varnado did not have the required hunting licenses or tags for deer hunting and was a convicted felon, according to LDWF.
Agents found evidence of a doe harvested in August and a six-point buck harvested in September. Varnado also allegedly hunted with a high-powered rifle during the open archery season.
Varnado was arrested and booked into West Baton Rouge Parish Jail on charges of resisting an officer, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, taking deer during a closed season, hunting deer using illegal methods, and hunting without basic hunting and deer hunting license without deer tags.
LDWF said Varnado’s rifle and a set of antlers were seized from his home.