The hunt in La Croix-Aux-Bois in the Ardennes region has been criticized over the huge number of animals killed.
Police dismantled the smuggling operation in Tuscany this year after placing a wiretap on members of the gang, which consisted of three Albanians and an Italian, local media reported.
Three of the boys and their coach are stateless, meaning they don't belong to any country and have restricted rights.
'We have that Western, swashbuckling, cowboying type of way to deal with things. It's part of the culture,' state representative says.