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Burlington Man Faces Charges for Allegedly Shooting Swans
Posted: 01/06/2011

BURLINGTON - A Burlington man faces numerous charges after allegedly shooting a pair of swans.

Ryan Standard, 39, was charged for allegedly killing the Trumpeter swans at the Green Bay Bottoms area in northern Lee County in late December. The charges resulted from a call through the Turn In Poachers (TIP) hotline.

Standard faces two counts of unlawful taking of wildlife, one count of not having a hunting license, one count of not having a habitat stamp, one charge of not having a federal migratory bird stamp and one count of not having a state migratory bird stamp. The case is still under investigation and additional charges may be filed.