By Sergio Chapa
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) game wardens arrested 42-year-old Miguel Angel De Leon and 38-year-old Jose Alfredo Reyes on Tuesday.
The two men are both charged with roadside hunting and poaching.
Investigators told Action 4 News that the two are accused of illegally shooting from their truck and killing a javelina on private land.
Game wardens said the two men went on a hunting trip in Starr County where they shot two javelinas on a ranch where they had permission to hunt.
But De Leon and Reyes were headed home to Donna and driving on FM 1017 in Hidalgo County when they allegedly spotted a white-tailed deer.
The deer left but the two men ended up shooting and killing a javelina in the same spot.
A witness saw what happened, wrote down their license plate and reported the crime.
Game wardens were able to locate their truck and found the body of the javelina they illegally shot on the Hidalgo County ranch.
Under Texas state law, it's illegal to hunt for animals along a roadway and illegal to kill an animal on private land without the owner's permission.
Both De Leon and Reyes remain in custody at the Hidalgo County Jail under $10,000 bonds.