State authorities cited four area men Saturday for hunting waterfowl over a baited area.
Matthew LaTulip, 38, was arrested by Indiana Conservation officers while hunting near his home in Newton County, according to a written release from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division.
LaTulip, of Lake Village, and six others, including children, were hunting ducks from a blind in a field scattered with corn, according to the release.
Conservation officers also issued citations to Sean Wilson, 38, of DeMotte; Derek Horner, 23, of Cedar Lake and Mickey LaTulip, 61, of Lowell.
The case will be discussed next week with the Newton County prosecutor's office to determine if federal charges will be filed, the release said.
Federal law prohibits hunting waterfowl by aid of baiting, which is the scattering of salt, grain or feed used as a lure to attract fowl.
Saturday marked the opening of waterfowl hunting season in Indiana.