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Montour man pleads guilty to shooting trumpeter swan

Danny Lopez, 46, of Montour, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Tama County Magistrate Court to shooting a trumpeter swan on Otter Creek Marsh on Nov. 12.

Lopez shot the immature trumpeter swan at 7 a.m. while waterfowl hunting on pond seven. He was cited by State Conservation Officer Brett Reece.

Trumpeter swans are protected in Iowa. Lopez was fined $195 and assessed $1,500 civil damages.