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Southern Minnesota farmer fined $12,500, ordered to community service for decimating pelican nests

Published 02/28/2012, Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

A southern Minnesota farmer has been fined $12,500 and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service in a wildlife program for a rampage last spring in which he destroyed thousands of white pelican eggs and chicks. A federal wildlife agent said the incident was one of the largest "illegal bird takes" in the nation.

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