Two Baby Hawks Killed in West Utah Desert.

dwrTOOELE COUNTY, Utah – Two baby hawks were shot dead in their nests in Tooele County a couple weeks ago. Now wildlife officials are trying to find the person who killed them. The two hawk chicks that died are ferruginous hawks. They were only 40 days old. It’s a federal offense to kill a raptor because they are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Now wildlife officials are trying to educate the public about the importance of protecting the birds. Scott Root with the DWR said people need to remember migratory birds are not to be used for target shooting. The DWR has a hotline set up at 800-662-3337 for anyone who has information about the chicks’ deaths.

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