Louisiana alligator outfitter Gregory K. Dupont, 38, of Louisiana Hunters Inc., was sentenced in US District Court in Baton Rouge, to serve six months in prison, to be followed by four months in a half-way house and two years of supervised release. That's according to a press release from the US Department of Justice
. Dupont was also ordered to pay a $3,000 fine. Dupont's was the first-ever felony conviction and prison sentence resulting from the illegal hunting of American alligators, in violation of the Lacey Act, the Endangered Species Act and Louisiana law.
Continuing subscribers will remember that Dupont's Louisiana Hunters was included in correspondent Michael Bodenchuk's roundup on alligator opportunities in our January, 2012 issue
on the strength of a positive hunt report we had received from a subscriber.....