Corky Roberts (509) 375-6202
Joan Jewett (503) 231-6211
An adult bald eagle was found shot and killed January 23rd near Prosser in
State officials contacted the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Office of Law Enforcement in
Special Agents are investigating, and a reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of the person or persons responsible. Anyone with information about the eagle's death is asked to call Special Agent Corky Roberts at 509/375-6202.
This shooting is one of numerous eagle shootings in eastern
Bald eagles are federally protected under the Endangered Species Act as a threatened species throughout the lower 48
The Service estimates there are now more than 7,000 pairs of bald eagles in the lower 48
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal Federal agency responsible for conserving, protecting and enhancing fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The Service manages the 95-million-acre National Wildlife Refuge System which encompasses 542 national wildlife refuges, thousands of small wetlands and other special management areas. It also operates 70 national fish hatcheries, 64 fishery resource offices and 81 ecological services field stations. The agency enforces Federal wildlife laws, administers the Endangered Species Act, manages migratory bird populations, restores nationally significant fisheries, conserves and restores wildlife habitat such as wetlands, and helps foreign governments with their conservation efforts. It also oversees the Federal Aid program that distributes hundreds of millions of dollars in excise taxes on fishing and hunting equipment to state fish and wildlife agencies.