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Published December 16, 2012, 04:02 PM

Man agrees to plea deal after catching a bald eagle in a trap

Wahpeton, ND (WDAY TV) -- A Wahpeton man is agreeing to a plea deal, accused of placing live bait near a trap that caught a bald eagle.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Wahpeton, ND (WDAY TV) -- A Wahpeton man is agreeing to a plea deal, accused of placing live bait near a trap that caught a bald eagle.

Jay Schuler is charged in federal court. The agreement calls for 1 year probation and a $1-thousand dollar fine.

Police say he broke the law by putting a turkey carcass within 25 feet of a trap. Schuler told investigators he was trying to catch a fox. The injured eagle was taken to the Wahpeton zoo.

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