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LA: State agents cite Plaquemines hunters for duck violations, boat safety

December 16, 2012

From AmiteToday.com

BURAS--Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited two men for alleged hunting and boating safety violations along Highway 23 near Triumph in Plaquemines Parish on Dec. 16.
 
Agents cited Christopher Hicks, 25, of Boothville, and Calvin Riggs, 34, of Buras, for hunting migratory game birds (MGB) with an unplugged gun and violating the non-toxic shot requirements. Agents also cited Riggs for hunting with an unsigned duck stamp. Furthermore, Hicks was cited for hunt MGBs without a basic hunting license, federal and state duck stamps, possession of an alligator during a closed season and failing to comply with personal flotation device (PFD) requirements.
 
The penalties for hunting ducks without a federal duck stamp, with an unsigned federal duck stamp, with an unplugged gun, violating non-toxic shot requirements, and possession of an alligator during a closed season carry a fine from $400 to $950 and up to 120 days in jail for each offense.

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