- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

VERNON, Utah (AP) - The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is looking for whoever is responsible for two baby hawks found dead in their Tooele County nest.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1DrizPe ) that two Raptor Inventory Nest Survey volunteers found the 40-day-old ferruginous hawk chicks dead at their nest site near Vernon. The group monitors birds of prey populations.

Raptor Inventory Nest Survey officials say the chicks were days from fledging when the volunteers found them July 8. They believe the birds died the night before or that morning.

The volunteers took photos of the scene including tire marks from ATV tracks and turned them over to DWR.

It is a federal offense to kill a raptor under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com

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