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Two hawks illegally shot in Niagara County

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The Humane Society of the United States says it's looking for leads in the illegal killings of two hawks in Western New York.  

The society and its Wildlife Land Trust are offering two separate rewards of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever shot the hawks in Niagara County.

According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a red-tailed hawk was discovered shot on July 13 in Cambria. It died at a rehabilitation center.  

Five days later, a Coopers hawk was found shot in North Tonawanda and had to be euthanized.

Shooting a hawk is a violation of the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act and New York State law.

Anyone with information can call the Fish and Wildlife Service at (716) 691-3635 ext.202.