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.