Office of External Affairs
Mountain-Prairie Region


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

December 31, 2007 

Contact:  Ken Dulik, 605-885-6403

                 Barb Perkins, 303-236-4588


Golden Eagle Shot Near Ipswich, South Dakota

 - Reward Offered -


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks Department are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for the shooting of an adult golden eagle two miles west and four miles north of Ipswich, South Dakota.  The eagle was shot sometime between December 25 and 27.


The eagle has been transported to the Bramble Park Zoo in Watertown, South Dakota, where it is being treated for its injuries.


Golden Eagles are protected by both federal and state law.  Golden eagles are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. 


Callers with information may remain anonymous.  Please contact one of the following individuals:


Special Agent Ken Dulik, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service:  605.885.6403

Wildlife Conservation Officer Joe Galbraith, SDGF&P:  605.426.6096

SDGF&P TIPS Hotline  - 1-888 OVERBAG