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Red-tailed hawk to be released Saturday after being shot

Posted at 1:44 PM, Jan 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-03 14:44:38-05

MILWAUKEE — The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is planning to release a red-tailed hawk back into the wild on Saturday after she was shot earlier this fall.

According to the center, the Hawk was shot on Nov. 3 and suffered a fractured radius in her left wing, causing her to not be able to fly.

It is illegal to shoot these federally-protected birds and authorities were notified at the time of the incident. Luckily, someone found the bird and brought it to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.

Two months later, the hawk is fully healed and back strong enough to be released back into the wild.

The release will take place on Saturday, Jan. 4 at 11 a.m. at the Whitnall Park Golf Course.