Man Cited for Illegal Rattlesnake Hunting In Zapata, TX

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

“…game wardens were on patrol when they encountered a pickup truck traveling through a remote area of Zapata County. After conducting a traffic stop on the vehicle, it was found that the driver, a person with an extensive history of game and fish violations, was hunting rattlesnakes from the roadway.”




April 9, 2018 | TPWD

At about 1 a.m. on March 25, game wardens were on patrol when they encountered a pickup truck traveling through a remote area of Zapata County. After conducting a traffic stop on the vehicle, it was found that the driver, a person with an extensive history of game and fish violations, was hunting rattlesnakes from the roadway.

Two citations were issued, and two rattlesnakes were seized. After traveling to the violator’s residence to retrieve other illegally harvested snakes, it was found the violator had picked up another rattlesnake on the roadway immediately after receiving citations and being released from the first contact that night.

Additional citations were issued for hunting from the public roadway and 11 more rattlesnakes were seized from the residence. The cases are pending.

Comments

comments