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Red-tailed hawk at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Credit: Mark Bohn/USFWS
Red-tailed hawk. Credit: Mark Bohn/USFWS
Credit: Mark Bohn/USFWS

New Jersey man pleads guilty to shooting four species of protected birds

A man from Somers Point, NJ admitted to violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act when he shot and killed, or attempted to kill red-tailed, sharp-shinned, red-shouldered and Cooper’s Hawks on several occasions. These majestic birds of prey migrate each year from Canada along the Atlantic Flyway through New Jersey. The charges against Robert Losasso each carry a maximum potential penalty of six months in prison and a fine of up to $15,000. U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman credited special agents of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Law Enforcement with the investigation leading to the charges.

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Published on: Thursday, September 11,2014

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