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$5,000 Reward for Information on Bald Eagle Killing

February 27, 2014

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Dead adult bald eagle with its talons removed.

Dead adult bald eagle with its talons removed.
Photo: Arkansas Game & Fish Commission

Little Rock – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission are investigating the killing of a mature bald eagle in the Mount Magazine area of Logan County, Arkansas, near the community of Midway, Arkansas.

The bald eagle was discovered on the Mount Magazine Wildlife Management Area in close proximity to Shoal Creek Road. Both of the eagle’s talons were cut off. The investigation revealed the bald eagle was killed between the dates of January 20 - 30, 2014.

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 leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the killing.

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 at1- 800-482-9262.

 

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Last updated: February 27, 2014