Here is a picture that Mark Smith sent me that shows a young red-tailed hawk that no doubt tried to either catch a fish that had broken the line of a fisherman or it tried to catch the lure that wasn't recovered after the fisherman broke it off.  As you can see, this was a terrible way for this animal to die and we need to educate our students on the importance of lure recovery when fishing so this doesn't happen to other birds of prey.


John Allen Bailey
Central Region Forestry Teacher
711 Kite Hwy.
Swainsboro, GA  30401