YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – A Dover man must pay a $4000 fine and make $1500 in restitution to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for shooting and killing a bald eagle back in October of 2021.
79-year-old David Huff is also on probation for a year as a result of Monday’s federal sentencing hearing.
That hearing took place in the U.S. District Court in Youngstown.
Huff entered a guilty plea in June.
Court documents indicate he shot the eagle while checking land he owns in Tuscarawas County for rodents.
After shooting the once very-rare bird, he dumped it along a fenceline.