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Destrehan man cited for duck hunting violations

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited a Louisiana man for alleged duck hunting violations on Jan. 1 in Jefferson Parish.

Agents cited Frank Abbate Jr., 56, of Destrehan, for hunting ducks during illegal hours.

Agents received several complaints from a confidential source that a man was hunting ducks after legal hours in Westwego near a grain elevator on the Mississippi River.

The subject continued to hunt ducks until 5:42 p.m. when official legal shooting time ended at 5:11 p.m.

The agents seized five black-bellied tree ducks. Abbate was cited for the same offense in 2005.

Hunting ducks during illegal hours for the second offense brings a $750 to $999 fine and 90 to 180 days in jail. The subject may also be responsible for restitution for the illegally taken ducks in the amount of $130.