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Hunter Harassment in Duck Dynasty Country



Apparently not everyone in the bayous appreciates duck hunting…

Shortly after Christmas, duck hunters in Venice, Louisiana, had a very interesting “flock” come into their spread: a pistol-packing jerk named Brendan Nolan. Although Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) enforcement agents haven’t indicated Nolan’s alleged reasons for doing so, Nolan has been arrested for allegedly harassing hunters on public property in Plaquemines Parish on Dec. 26.

The duck hunters were lawfully hunting on public land when Nolan, 32, ran his boat directly into the hunters’ decoy spread. Once there, he honked off at the hunters verbally before pulling the handgun and shooting the decoys. Based on that behavior, we can probably assume that this harassment was motivated by anti-hunting sentiment.

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes!

As you would expect, the armed citizens who were legally hunting waterfowl with (presumably) shotguns loaded with 3 1/2-inch shells, responded to Nolan’s provocation in a calm, lawful, civil manner. They recorded a video of the harassment and summoned the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office and the LDWF.  Law enforcement, once on scene, began their investigation. The result? Charges for harassment of persons lawfully hunting, simple assault, criminal damage to property and illegal discharge of a firearm.

Harassment of persons lawfully hunting carries up to a $350 fine and revocation of the permit or license under which the violation occurred for the period for which it was issued and barring of the issuance of another permit or license for that same period. Any person adversely affected by a violation of the law shall be entitled to recover actual damages, including expenditures of the affected person for license and permit fees, travel, guides, special equipment and supplies, to the extent that such expenditures were rendered futile by the actions of the person violating the law.

Criminal damage of property carries up to a $1,000 fine and six months in jail. Simple assault brings up to a $250 fine and 90 days in jail. Further charges may be forthcoming as the investigation unfolds. Agents seized a pistol in connection with the violations.



  1. bob onit

    January 14, 2022 at 5:29 pm

    plenty of busses going by every 15 minutes

  2. Jim

    January 14, 2022 at 2:11 pm

    I think this moron is very lucky. Going out into swampy, wooded areas to threaten armed individuals doesn’t seem very sane. We seem to be outnumbered by stupid people these days. But with ammo in short supply, we cannot bury them all in the swamp.

  3. Rcher

    January 14, 2022 at 1:59 pm

    Good on ya for keeping it legal guys.
    I’m sure it was hard not not sink his ass and leave him there. Unfortunately there’s plenty more stupid where that one came from and our government ain’t known for even handed justice no matter what color it is.

  4. Allen

    January 14, 2022 at 1:55 pm

    Oh, and a weapons violation = on the NO FLY list. And probably will fail any future NCIC check if he tries to buy another firearm, right (I’m not sure, but I’m thinking that’s the case… let me know if I’m wrong). If he had one, he has also probably lost any security clearance he had.

    They may be able to push it to some sort of felony conviction (is it “simple” assault, if he had a firearm??), for a loss of voting rights, among other penalties.

    What an self-righteous idiot. Or, as Bugs Bunny says, “What a Maroon!”


    January 14, 2022 at 1:06 pm

    With all the self-identifying going on in our country. He should have been charged for a hate crime against the decoys. Decoys have feelings too.

  6. Bob

    January 14, 2022 at 10:56 am

    They should have confiscated his boat as well.

    • ERIC w RUG

      January 14, 2022 at 11:14 am

      That’s True In Maryland, if your in violation of having The wrong size and over limit of Rockfish for instance the DNR will impound your boat if its attached to a standing vehicle it goes too.
      So it always pays to get the 15. salt water stamp with the 22. dollar fishing license and do it in season

  7. Herb

    January 7, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    I don’t know how this is going to play out but in many areas “illegal discharge of a weapon” is considered a felony and includes revocation of all rights to own a gun.

  8. Billy Wilson

    January 5, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    This enviornmental terrorist need 100 years to think it over as he makes more decoys .

  9. Edward Cahill

    January 5, 2022 at 3:48 pm

    The hunters did the right thing. If they shot back it would be all over the Fake news how hunters endangered the poor Moron. he would be the victim And the hunters would be labeled the bad guys. Even though the Moron was clearly in the wrong. Good job keeping your heads guys.

    • Dennis Sumner

      January 14, 2022 at 10:54 am

      Some parts of Louisiana, he probably wouldn’t be prosecuted cuz they wouldn’t find his body!!

  10. J M

    January 5, 2022 at 1:06 pm

    Suprised PBS hasn’t featured this idiot. They reported last night that the conservative movement in the US is now mainstream Lol. Mainstream means normal. They are such elitist aholes that know so much more that all us dumb (Mainstream=Majority)

  11. Kevin

    January 5, 2022 at 12:41 pm

    Poor Decoys! Did he have to pay for them. He should not be on the walking the streets! I have feeling we have not heard the last of this guy. Some District Attorney will probably just let this go.

  12. MeeesterPaul

    January 5, 2022 at 10:01 am

    One unspoken element of the story is his confidence that he could go full retard in front of a bunch of law-abiding gun owners.
    I’m disappointed to hear that his charges didn’t include something more serious about committing a crime with a gun.
    This is also a reminder that when you get a chance to be on a jury you should embrace the opportunity.

    • Larry W

      January 5, 2022 at 2:05 pm

      I can’t say what it is like in La, but for Texas, 99% of our judges would throw this SOB under the jail. What should be done with these vermin? Turn ‘‘em over to us hunters !

      • Wapitihunter

        January 12, 2022 at 1:03 am

        Louisiana is The Sportsmans’ Paradise and they take their duck hunting very seriously. I would not want to be in this guy’s shoes. Next time he might be as lucky. One can disappear in the swamp and gators’ ain’t picky and don’t leave much evidence. I had rather face the charges in Texas than in Louisiana. I hope there is a follow-up to the story.

  13. Brent J Waguespack

    January 5, 2022 at 9:26 am

    One of the hunters probably had a pistol with him to shoot snakes. they should have shot his motor on his boat or his boat disabling it. They could have just left after that leaving him stranded for a very lonely stay down in Venice. This area is only accessible by a long boat ride. He could not walk out if he wanted to.

    • Wapitihunter

      January 12, 2022 at 12:52 am

      Why would they have a pistol? To shoot snakes? They were carrying shotguns. A scattergun is much more effective against a venomous snake. This idiot ran through their decoys and shot their decoys. I’ll bet their shotguns would cover more than their spread. I would not want to go up against two shotguns armed with a pistol unless I was beyond 100 yards.

  14. L

    January 5, 2022 at 9:18 am


  15. Flea

    January 5, 2022 at 2:25 am

    Not condoning it, but just mere decades ago, Mr. Nolan would have disappeared into the wilderness, especially if he tried this with the wrong group of hunters.

    Most people today are alive only because someone spared them in a moment of their stupidity.

    • AZ Gunslinger

      January 5, 2022 at 12:44 pm

      Quote from “The Godfather”: Lotta empty mineshafts in Arizona. Lotta problems get solved out there”

    • Rich A.

      January 5, 2022 at 1:18 pm

      “The only reason most stupid people are still alive is because it’s illegal to kill them.” (John Wayne)

      “Stupid is as stupid does.” (Forrest Gump)

      • Wapitihunter

        January 12, 2022 at 1:11 am

        Yep! Exactly. That’s how our government got so corrupt.

  16. Jackie

    January 4, 2022 at 1:16 pm

    In God we trust our guns are backup

    • JerseyDevil

      January 5, 2022 at 6:09 am

      Ain’t that the truth

  17. Ken

    January 4, 2022 at 11:23 am

    How stupid can these people be.

    • Rich A.

      January 5, 2022 at 1:20 pm

      God must love idiots. He made so many of them.

    • Art Brown Sr.

      January 6, 2022 at 12:21 pm

      You ask How stupid can they be and they’ll show you MORE!

      • Travis

        January 14, 2022 at 4:57 pm

        They’ll say “You wanna see stupid? Here hold my beer.”

    • H.D.

      January 14, 2022 at 12:56 pm

      Unfortunately there is no way to measure such grand scales.

  18. GreatGrandpa

    January 4, 2022 at 10:47 am

    Ya’ll seen enough yet? Ya’ll know what needs to be done, Git r Dun. NCSWIC, WWG1WGA

  19. Dennis Sumner

    January 4, 2022 at 10:47 am

    Fool’s lucky he didn’t do that to some of people I’ve known!!

  20. ROB

    January 4, 2022 at 10:32 am

    Man this sucks a idiot has to ruin others people day

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