Migratory game bird violations net five

LAFAYETTE (AP) — Two 23-year-old Vermilion Parish men have pleaded guilty in federal court for various migratory game bird


The state Department of Wildlife and

Fisheries said Wednesday that Ryan Frederick, of Kaplan, and Dustin

Fontenot, of Abbeville,

entered the pleas Oct. 17 to taking over the daily bag limit of

white-fronted geese, hunting geese with an electronic calling

device and failing to maintain custody of their birds in the


Authorities say the alleged crimes occurred during a hunt north of Kaplan on Jan. 12.

U.S. District Judge Patrick Hanna ordered

the men to each pay $2,155 in fines and fees and placed both on two

years of probation,

which includes no hunting of any migratory game birds.

Three other people pleaded guilty earlier in connection with the case.