7 arrested for wild duck hunting in Nueva Ecija


Posted at Feb 14 2014 06:30 PM | Updated as of Feb 15 2014 02:30 AM

MANILA -- Seven people were arrested in Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija after they were caught in possession of over 80 dead wild ducks.

Authorities said they were tipped off by concerned residents that hunters from Manila were killing wild ducks in a protected area in Pantabangan using shotguns.

Confiscated from the suspects were their shotguns and duck toys, which they used as bait for the wild ducks to come closer to them.

The suspects will be charged for violating Republic Act 9147 or the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act. -- Report from Noriel Padiernos, ABS-CBN News North Central Luzon