Now here’s an odd one:
Duck hunters who feared they wouldn’t be able to reach the marshes of St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes because of dusk-to-dawn curfews in those areas can rest easy.
Spokespersons for each parish said duck hunters will be allowed through police checkpoints to reach their blinds Saturday, the opening day of the season. Checkpoints were put into place shortly after Hurricane Katrina ravaged southeast Louisiana on Aug. 29. …
Plaquemines Parish spokesman Major John Marie said hunters will be asked to show a valid Louisiana ID, a hunting license and a federal duck stamp to cross a checkpoint near Point a la Hache. Hunters also should have appropriate hunting gear with them, Marie said.
I can imagine the conversation at the checkpoint….
Sheriff’s Deputy: I’m sorry sir, this area is under curfew, I can’t allow you in.
Driver: But I have a gun?
Sheriff’s Deputy: Well, why didn’t you say so? Come on in!
Did I mention life down here was surreal?