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Reward up to $5,000 for snowmobile duck killings in Fort Atkinson

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There's now a $5,000 reward for information about the killings of 70 ducks on the Rock River in Fort Atkinson.

The Humane Society of the U.S. and its Wildlife Land Trust put up $2,500 Tuesday for information leading to an arrest and conviction.


The Jefferson County Snowmobile Alliance had put up $2,500 on Monday.

Authorities said one or more snowmobiles were trying to skim across open water when the ducks were run over and killed. It happened between Friday and Sunday nights under the Main Street Bridge in Fort Atkinson where the ducks congregate.

Three mallard hens were taken to a wildlife rehab center for treatment of their injuries.

Warden David Walz of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says a person who intentionally kills ducks or geese can go to jail for it.