In the Wild with Greg Wagner

WANTED: THE HAWK SHOOTER by Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Information is being sought on the individual who is responsible for shooting and killing a red-tailed hawk on Tuesday, January 5 near Zorinsky Lake in west Omaha. Denise Lewis of the Raptor Recovery Nebraska, Inc. in Omaha told me that the bird was shot on the top of its wing, which led her to believe that the red-tailed hawk was perched while shot. “The wound was very fresh, and pretty bad,” she commented. “There is no way that he could have flown far, if at all.” 

The Nebraska Humane Society has offered a $1,000 reward for good, solid information that leads to the person responsible for committing this wildlife crime.

All raptors are protected by state and federal laws. Criminal charges, liquidated damages and/or jail time may be assessed with the prosecution of any raptor cases, according to Nebraska Conservation Officer Supervisor Duane Arp based out of Gretna.

If anyone has information about this particular case, or any fish or wildlife law violation, he or she needs to immediately call the toll-free, 24-hour Nebraska Wildlife Crimestoppers hotline number at 1-800-742-7627. A caller can remain anonymous.

Please come forward if you have any information! I’ll see you out there!

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This was a young, healthy bird, and now it’s dead. That’s just wrong! We have to protect these birds by finding this person and administering the laws that protect them!

If anyone has information, please come forward!

Comment by Nadine Davis

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