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Information Sought in Eagle Killings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 20, 2002

Contact:
Jim Rothschild, 404/679-7291

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources are investigating the deaths of two bald eagles, found shot in Pulaski County, Kentucky. Up to $1,000 is being offered for information concerning the killing of the eagles.

The first eagle was found shot, but still alive, in the Alpine area back in December of 2001. The eagle recently died due to the injuries it sustained. The second eagle was found dead in March near Fishing Creek Camp Ground. A veterinary examination revealed the second eagle had also been shot.

Anyone with information concerning the deaths of the two eagles is asked to call Special Agent Bob Snow with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Law Enforcement, Frankfort, Kentucky at 502/695-2722.

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 that encompasses more than 540 national wildlife refuges, thousands of small wetlands and other special management areas. It also operates 70 national fish hatcheries, 64 fishery resource offices, and 78 ecological services field stations. The agency enforces federal wildlife laws, administers the Endangered Species Act, manages migratory bird populations, restores national 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.





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