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Burlington man charged with killing swans

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BURLINGTON (KWWL) -- A Burlington man is facing several charges after he allegedly shot a pair of swans.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources say Ryan Standard, 39, allegedly killed a pair of Trumpeter swans at the Green Bay Bottoms area in northern Lee County in late December.

The DNR says they got a tip through 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.

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