Office of External Affairs
Mountain-Prairie Region

NEWS RELEASE

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Mountain-Prairie Region
134 Union Boulevard
Lakewood, Colorado 80228

December 3, 2008 

Contact:  Ken Dulik, 605-885-6403
                 Barb Perkins, 303-236-4588

 

Bald Eagle Shot Near Tulare, South Dakota

 - Reward Offered -


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks Department are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for the shooting of an immature bald eagle two miles north and two and a half miles west of Tulare, South Dakota.  The eagle was shot sometime between
November 26 - 28, 2008.


The eagle has been transported to the Bramble Park Zoo in Watertown, South Dakota, where it is being treated for its injuries.

Bald Eagles are protected by both federal and state law.  Bald eagles are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. 


Callers with information may remain anonymous.  Please contact one of the following individuals:

Special Agent Ken Dulik, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 605.885.6403

Wildlife Conservation Officer Nick Cochran, 605.626.3340

SDGF&P TIPS Hotline - 1-888 OVERBAG

 

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