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Published September 28, 2010, 08:06 AM

Reward offered for info in trumpeter swan shooting

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says a reward is being offered for information leading to whoever shot four immature trumpeter swans near Warroad.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says a reward is being offered for information leading to whoever shot four immature trumpeter swans near Warroad.

The DNR says the swans were shot at Brown's Lake over Sept. 18-19 and their bodies left at the northern Minnesota lake.

Trumpeter swans are a threatened species and shooting one is a gross misdemeanor. People who shoot them face fines of up to $3,000, possible loss of their shotguns, and loss of their hunting license.

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Anyone with information can call the Turn in Poachers (TIP) Hot Line at 1-800-652-9093.

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