Office of External Affairs
Mountain-Prairie Region

NEWS RELEASE

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

                                                   March 29, 2011                                                      

 

Contact: Resident Agent In Charge Terry Thibeault (406) 247-7355

                            

Golden Eagle Killed on Big Horn Canyon National Recreation Area – Reward Offered

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for killing a golden eagle, which was found on the Big Horn Canyon National Recreation Area in Ft. Smith, Mont., March 13.

National Park Service Rangers responded to a call that an eagle carcass had been located. Its wings and tail had been removed.

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

There is a reward of up to $2,500 is for information leading to the identification and prosecution of the person or persons involved in killing the eagle. If you have information regarding this case, please contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Billings, Mont., at (406) 247-7355. Callers with information may remain anonymous.

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.  The Service is a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for their scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals and commitment to public service.  For more information on the Service’s work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov.

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