GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — Two northern Indiana brothers and their cousin are
facing state and federal charges for allegedly trapping and then killing
federally protected raptors, including a great horned owl.
State conservation officer Cpl. Ashlee Jackson tells WSBT-TV the three
Goshen men apparently trapped the raptors ďjust to kill them.Ē
A total of 12 dead birds of prey, including red-tailed hawks and Cooperís
hawks, were found at one of menís property along with 13 whitetail deer
heads and 177 pounds or processed deer meat.
An anonymous tip implicated the 41-year-old man, his 46-year-old brother and
their 41-year-old cousin. They are not in custody because police are
awaiting the Elkhart County prosecutorís office to file formal charges in