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Oct 25, 2012 7:28 AM by AP/CS

Migratory game bird violations net 5

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

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 field.

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.

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