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Published December 20, 2012, 04:48 PM

Wahpeton man pleads guilty to trapping a bald eagle

Wahpeton, ND (WDAY TV) -- A Wahpeton man has pleaded guilty to illegally trapping a bald eagle.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Wahpeton, ND (WDAY TV) -- A Wahpeton man has pleaded guilty to illegally trapping a bald eagle.

Jay Schuler has been ordered to pay 75-hundred dollars in fines and community service payments. According to federal prosecutors, Schuler set a trap that caught a bald eagle, and placed a turkey carcass next to it.

The bald eagle was later freed and rehabilitated, and despite permanent damage to a talon, it's been released to the wild.

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