Justice: The Birdman of Leavenworth

Soon after Jeffrey Peters heard two years ago that some hunters had trapped a rare Merlin falcon, he went to Utah to pick it up. Peters, a Columbia, Mo., high school biology teacher and Cub Scout leader, is an internationally respected researcher whose specialty is birds of prey. But he did not obtain a permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to transport the rare bird over state lines. As a result, he was snared in an undercover sting operation aimed at poachers who illegally supply falconers in the Middle East, where the ancient sport of hunting with...

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