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$5,000 Reward for Information on Bald Eagle Killing

February 7, 2014

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The bald eagle before its death.

Juvenile bald eagle before its death caused by fractures to its right wing.
Credit: Lynne Slater - Hawk Center

Little Rock – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission are investigating the killing of a juvenile bald eagle in Logan County, Arkansas.

A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the shooting.

The bald eagle was discovered south of Scranton, Arkansas. The investigation revealed the bald eagle was shot between the dates of January 12-18, 2014. Due to its injuries, it is unlikely the bald eagle traveled far from where it was shot. The eagle died on February 7, due to multiple fractures of its right wing.

Bald eagles are protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, both federal and state wildlife statutes. Violations of these statutes carry maximum criminal penalties of up to $100,000 and/or one year in federal prison.

Anyone with information should call Special Agent Jason Keith with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Law Enforcement in Little Rock at 501-324-5643 or Arkansas Game and Fish Commission at 800-482-9262

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