Men cited for duck hunting violations

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents have cited two men for alleged

hunting and boating safety violations along Highway 23 near Triumph in Plaquemines Parish.

Earlier this month, agents cited Christopher

Hicks, of Boothville, and Calvin Riggs, of Buras, for hunting migratory

game

birds with an unplugged gun and violating the non-toxic shot

requirements. Agents also cited Riggs for hunting with an unsigned

duck stamp. Hicks was cited for hunt migratory game birds 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 requirements.

Agents seized and donated seven ducks, three coots and an alligator to charity. Replacement value of the ducks, coots and

alligator may total over $600 in restitution.