Juvenile cited for killing protected bird near Klamath Falls

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KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A 16-year-old boy has been cited for killing a protected bird.

An Oregon State Police wildlife trooper cited the boy for killing a protected red-tailed hawk.

A landowner reported that two juveniles had been involved in a hawk shooting on his property. The dead bird was located and a trooper contacted the juveniles. The citation was for unlawful taking of a protected species.

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