Canadian Man Found with 3 Dead Raptors Sentenced
RENO, Nev. (AP) — State wildlife officials say a Canadian man who admitted to killing federally protected golden eagles has been ordered to pay nearly $3,000 in fines and penalties.
Dana Morely McIvor pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a golden eagle and unlawful possession of a bird of prey. The Nevada Department of Wildlife says the 31-year-old man was also given a 30-day jail sentence with two years suspended. Police had stopped McIvor for reckless driving in Elko on Jan. 31 when the bird parts were discovered inside his vehicle.
Authorities say they seized a rifle, two dead eagles, a dead hawk, two hawk wings and 124 separate eagle and hawk feathers. Officials say McIvor admitted to killing the three raptors.