Facebook photo leads to investigation of Norco duck hunter
November 2, 2011
A Norco duck hunter who posted a photo of his kill on Facebook was
cited for violating state game limits, according to the state Department
of Wildlife and Fisheries. Brandon Lowry (view FB page), 19, was cited
Oct. 27 for violating limits set for the shooting of migratory birds,
according to information released by the agency Wednesday.
From Facebook: A Norco hunter's Facebook posting prompted Department of
Wildlife and Fisheries officials to charge him with violating state game
limits on these birds.
Wildlife and Fisheries agents were informed of a photo taken during
open teal season showing 64 blue-winged teal ducks and 12 hunters. Teal
season was open Sept. 10 through Sept. 25.
Agents interviewed all of the hunters and uncovered additional
Facebook postings that led them to believe that Lowry had violated daily
and possession limits, according to a news release from the agency. The
agents determined that Lowry had shot over the limit on one day, and
shot his limit on two other days.
The daily bag limit during the special teal season is four per person
per day with a two-day possession limit of eight.
Penalties for each offense for migratory bird violations of
possession limits are fines between $400 and $950 or up to 120 days in
jail, or both, plus court costs and forfeiture of anything seized.
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