TWO HUNTERS CITED FOR FEDERAL MIGRATORY BIRD VIOLATIONS

Release Date: 12/10/2007

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited two men for alleged violations of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act on Dec. 1 in Vermilion Parish.


Agents observed John Wild, 52, of Denham Springs, and Jack O'Neil, 66, of Hammond, kill 38 ducks in the marsh near Pecan Island.  The two hunters were in possession of 26 ducks over their daily bag limit of six per hunter.


Agents also found they were hunting with lead shot.  Waterfowl hunters are required to shoot non-toxic shot such as steel shot or other approved types.


The penalty for violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act is a fine up to $15,000, or jail time up to six months or both.


Agents participating in the cases were Lt. Robert Buatt, Sgt. Aaron Monceaux, Senior Agent Justin Sonnier and Special Agent Flip Siragusa


For more information, contact Lt. Col. Keith LaCaze at 225-765-2988 or klacaze@wlf.louisiana.gov.


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