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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say two Florida men have been sentenced for poisoning animals in central Alabama.

Authorities say Daryl Fischer of Seminole, Florida and Russell Taylor of Loxahatchee, Florida were part of a hunting club that had leased space at a plantation about 30 miles east of Alabama in January 2014. Authorities say the men sprinkled granules of Temik on a deer carcass to try killing coyotes. Prosecutors say the substance is toxic to birds, fish and other wildlife and isn't approved for use as poison in animals.

Prosecutors say three fox-hunting dogs, two red-tailed hawks and a vulture were killed.

Authorities say Fischer and Taylor have been sentenced to probation, are prohibited from hunting game animals for a year and must pay more than $14,200 in fines.

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