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For Immediate Release
March 1, 2010

Contact:
SA Jason Bak, 217-793-9554
Chuck Traxler 612-713-5313
 

Reward Offered for Information on Bald Eagle Shot Near Good Hope, Illinois

 
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a reward of $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) who recently shot an immature bald eagle near Good Hope, Ill.
 
On Feb. 10, 2010, an injured immature bald eagle was discovered near the intersection East 1100th Street and North 2000th Road in Good Hope.  The eagle was transferred to Treehouse Wildlife Center in Brighton, Ill., for emergency care and rehabilitation.  Examination of the eagle revealed it had been shot and sustained a fractured wing and other injuries.  
 
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact either Special Agent Jason Bak with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Springfield at (217) 793-9554 or call the Illinois Department of Natural Resources T.I.P.S. Hotline at (800) 236-7529.  Callers may remain anonymous
 
Even though bald eagles are no longer listed under the Endangered Species Act, bald eagles are still federally protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.  Maximum fines under theses acts are $15,000 and $100,000 respectively with possible imprisonment up to one year.
 
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