Office of External Affairs
Mountain-Prairie Region

NEWS RELEASE

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

For Immediate Release

October 17, 2012

Contacts:

Special Agent Kevin Downs, (701) 355-8531, (701)-390-4735 or (701) 255 0593.


Reward for Information Leading to Identification of the Person(s) Responsible For Shooting a Bald Eagle near Crosby, North Dakota

 

Eagle Shooting. Credit: USFWS
An image of the injured eagle. Credit: USFWS

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service is investigating the shooting of an immature bald eagle which was shot near the city of Crosby, ND on October 11, 2012.  A reward of up to $2,500.00 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible.  Witnesses reported the person(s) responsible for the shooting were driving a white Dodge dually pickup truck that had no additional markings.  The United States Fish and Wildlife Service is asking for assistance from the public to help identify this vehicle and the people who were traveling in the vehicle during the incident.

If you know anyone that lives in the Crosby, North Dakota area or know of someone that was in the area on October 11, 2012, and drives a white Dodge dually pickup, please contact Special Agent Kevin Downs with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service at (701) 355-8531, (701) 390-4735 or (701) 255-0593 to help prevent this from happening again.

Bald eagles are protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and by North Dakota State law.

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. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals, and commitment to public service.

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