Vancouver Island eagle poachers sentenced to jail time, fine, and a ban

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A bald eagle feeds on a dead salmon carcass on the Harrison River near Harrison Mills in the Fraser Valley November 17, 2010. Two eagle poachers will be serving their weekends in jail, must pay a fine, and are banned from possessing bird parts for three years, a judge decided at a sentencing hearing at the Duncan courthouse last week.

Photograph by: Ric Ernst, PNG

Two eagle poachers will be serving their weekends in jail, must pay a fine, and are banned from possessing bird parts for three years, a judge decided at a sentencing hearing at the Duncan courthouse last week.

In April, provincial court Judge Michael Hubbard convicted Jerome Seymour of 16 of the 27 counts against him related to killing and selling 10 bald eagles, two swans and one kingfisher in Ladysmith, Duncan and Chilliwack between January and April 2006.

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