Release Date: 11/28/2006

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Agents cited a Maurepas resident on Nov. 18 for allegedly killing grebes.

John C. Marston, Jr., 42, was cited after LDWF agents found him in possession of two grebes he killed on the Manchac Wildlife Management Area in St. John Parish.  Grebe does not have a hunting season and it is a federal violation to hunt or take them.  The waterfowl were discovered during a compliance check after Marston was observed hunting ducks.

Marston was issued a federal citation for taking grebe during a non-hunting season for the waterfowl.  The case will go before a federal magistrate in the Eastern District in New Orleans.

If convicted Marston faces fines up $5,000, or jail not more than six months or, both plus court costs

Agents involved in this case were Sgt. Davis Madere and Agent Edward Ridgel.

For more information contact Lt. Col. Keith LaCaze at 225-765-2988 or klacaze@wlf.louisiana,gov.