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Apr 27, 2012 10:06 AM by AP

Crowley hunter booked as felon carrying a gun

CROWLEY, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says a tip that someone was hunting ducks out of season brought an arrest on a number of charges, including possession of a firearm by a felon.

Enforcement Division spokesman Adam Einck says Crowley police detained 30-year-old Larry J. Marceaux Jr. before agents arrived Wednesday evening. He says the agents confiscated a dead female wood duck and a Marlin .17-caliber rifle.

Einck says Marceaux was booked with hunting ducks during a closed season, doing so with an illegal firearm, using lead shot in an area designated for steel shot, and hunting ducks without a state hunting or duck license or a federal duck stamp.

He says Marceaux had four years of probation left before he could legally own a firearm.

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