Geneseo man charged with illegally trapping and killing 26 migratory birds

Committee to Abolish Sport Hunting Blog

Special to the Forum

GENESEO, N.D. — A North Dakota man is charged in federal court with illegally trapping migratory birds.

Jesse James Mertins, of Geneseo, N.D., placed traps at the top of wooden poles that surrounded a waterfowl enclosure on a property owned by Mertins, court documents say.

He is charged with 11 counts of unlawful taking of migratory birds.

Court records show he trapped and killed about 26 birds between May and July of 2017, including American robins, great-horned owls, hawks and northern flickers.

He is set to appear in court Sept. 18.

View original post

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s