Teen cited for killing hawk in S. Oregon

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Associated Press

Posted on January 24, 2013 at 9:26 AM

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon State Police wildlife trooper has cited a 16-year-old boy for killing a protected red-tailed hawk near Klamath Falls in southern Oregon.

Police say the trooper responded Sunday to a landowner's report that two juveniles had been involved in shooting a hawk on his property and then tried to run off. The trooper found the dead bird and contacted the juveniles, citing one of them for unlawful taking of a protected species.

State police Sgt. Randy Hand says there have been several past reports around this time of year of hawk and eagle killings in the area.

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