Agents Cite Two Men for Illegally Releasing Feral Hogs
Published 7:06 am Thursday, March 3, 2022
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited two Pitkin men on Feb. 17 for alleged feral hog violations in Vernon Parish.
Agents cited Brady Hardisty, 20, and Zachary McAlister, 21, for illegally transporting live feral hogs and releasing live feral hogs.
Agents were made aware of a video posted by Hardisty on social media on Feb. 2 that showed live feral hogs being released back into the wild. Agents made contact with Hardisty and he admitted that he and McAlister transported live feral hogs from Beauregard Parish to Vernon Parish and then released them into the wild.
Both men admitted to agents that they did not possess the required Louisiana Department of Agriculture permit for transporting live feral hogs.
Illegally transporting live feral hogs brings up to a $900 fine and six months in jail. Releasing live feral hogs into the wild carries a $400 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail.
Agents involved in the case are Lt. Wendel Vaughn, Sgt. Devin Bryant, Corporal Scotty Delaney, Senior Agent Nathan Vanya and Agent Michael Darbonne.