SOLON (KWWL) - A Solon man has lost his hunting, fishing and
trapping privileges for the next six years after pleading guilty to
trapping violations, including trapping raptors.
Hanus, 46, pleaded guilty to three counts of trapping and killing
three red-tailed hawks, three counts of attempted take of raptors,
three counts of trapping with exposed bait, four counts of failing
to tag traps and one count of trapping fur-bearing animals without a
fur harvester's license.
The charges were filed after an
eight month investigation in Tama County in which a DNR Conservation
Officer use a leg-hold trap stapled to the top of a fence post.
The DNR says the trap was designed to catch a perching raptor by the
foot when it landed on the fence post. They say Hanus
illegally used bait placed near the trap to lure the birds to the
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