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Nontarget Trapping Incident Report

Reported: Jan 01, 2003
Location: Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

Species: Other (2 bald eagles, 1 moose, and 1 co)
Trap Type: Snare
Incident Date: Mar 01, 2002

Victim's Disposition: dead
Victim's Name: unknown

Legal Action: unknown
Result: birds and moose found dead, 1 coyote trapped for several days was shot by Fish & Wildlife agent

Summary: Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, AK — A man pled guilty in federal court to illegally snaring 2 bald eagles and setting bait too close to traps and snares. He admitted that he had failed to check traps as often as required by law and claimed a back injury prevented him from doing so. The snares were set for coyotes. The animals were found by a Fish and Wildlife Service officer. who also shot a coyote who had been ensnared for several days.

Source: Anchorage Daily News

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