Twenty-year-old Nicholas Ettinger has been accused of his eighth violation of Alaska’s fish and game laws, Alaska Wildlife Troopers said Monday.
In an online dispatch, troopers said Ettinger was cited Sunday after troopers found him hunting waterfowl on the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge, allegedly without a permit. In addition, Ettinger was accused of using lead shot and for using a shotgun that could hold more than three shells.
Ettinger’s shotgun was seized, and he faces a mandatory court appearance.
According to court records, Ettinger has been convicted of six non-criminal wildlife violations and had a seventh pending when troopers cited him Sunday.