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Two men cited for duck hunting violations

Two men cited for duck hunting violations

POSTED: Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 5:00am

UPDATED: Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 5:04am

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents cited two men for migratory game bird (MGB) hunting violations along the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge on December 2.

Agents cited Asaad Layous, 28, and Daniel Heckman, 61, both of French Settlement for hunting MGB during illegal hours, violating non-toxic shot requirements and hunting ducks without a federal duck stamp. Layous was also cited for hunting MGB with an unplugged gun.

Agents received an anonymous complaint of people shooting wood ducks after legal shooting hours along the Mississippi River just south of Baton Rouge. After setting up surveillance, agents witnessed the subjects enter the area via truck and quickly split up along an access road to begin calling in wood ducks.

Agents observed Layous and Heckman hunting well after legal shooting hours. Agents made contact with the men and issued citations for the violations.

Each charge the men were cited with carries a fine from $400 to $950 and up to 120 days in jail for each offense.

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