VA: Federal agent convicted of illegal duck hunting
Federal agent convicted of illegal duck hunting
January 25, 2011
ABINGDON, Va. --
A Bristol-based federal agent pleaded guilty to illegal duck hunting in
Washington County General Sessions Court this morning.
Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Brian Clarke Snedeker, 43,
of Bristol, Va., was convicted of hunting ducks in a baited area and
exceeding the daily bag limit of ducks, both misdemeanor hunting crimes.
He was fined $100.
Snedeker was charged on Oct. 7, opening day of duck hunting season.
According to court records, he had three ducks more than allowed by daily
bag limits, which this year is six per day.
He was ordered Monday to pay an additional $50 per duck over the limit.
Exceeding the bag limit is grouped in the Virginia Code with hunting
ducks during a closed season. It is a class 2 misdemeanor, punishable by up
to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.
Baiting ducks, his other conviction, violates both federal and state law.
Snedeker was charged in just state court.
In Virginia, it is a class 3 misdemeanor, punishable by a $500 fine.
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