Release Date: 09/25/2007

On the opening day of the special September teal season Sept. 15, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited five men for taking over the limit of teal ducks in LaSalle Parish.

Agents cited Steve C. Norris, 50, Bard D. Lambuth, 50, Daniel Keith Ganey, 23, Jesse Lee Parker, 26, and Justin Conley Norris, 26, all of Jena for taking over the legal limit of migratory waterfowl.

Agents observed the five men shooting ducks from a blind.  An individual from the blind retrieved the downed birds on three different occasions and placed them into a burlap sack positioned approximately 100 yards behind the blind.  When agents made contact with these five individuals, they were found to be in possession of 45 teal.  The daily bag limit for teal is four and the possession limit is eight per person.  Agents seized the teal as evidence and later donated them to charity.

Taking over the limit of ducks carries a fine up to $15,000, or jail time up to six months, or both, plus special conditions of probation which may include loss of hunting privileges world wide. 

Agents participating in the case were Sgt. Brian McDowell, Lt. Kenneth Hedrick, and Senior Agent Joseph Merrill.

For more information, contact Lt. Col. Keith LaCaze at 225-765-2988 or