CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — State troopers are looking for information after finding a red-tailed hawk that had been shot in the Central Point area, leading to its death shortly after.
According to Oregon State Police (OSP) a Fish and Wildlife trooper found the red-tailed hawk "acting strangely" on January 16. Upon closer inspection, the trooper found that the hawk had been injured by a bullet.
Troopers were able to capture the hawk and bring it to Wildlife Images in the Merlin area for treatment, but the creature died.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Oregon State Police Dispatch at 541-776-6111. Reference OSP Case Number SP19-018083.
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