U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
134 Union Boulevard
Lakewood, Colorado 80228
April 6, 2011
Contact: Special Agent Brad Merrill, (605)-224-9045, firstname.lastname@example.org
Golden Eagle Killed in Perkins County, South Dakota – Reward Offered
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a reward for information identifying the individual or individuals responsible for killing a golden eagle, which was found just west of Lemmon, South Dakota, April 1, 2011.
The eagle died as a result of a gunshot wound. The tail and wings were removed from the bird before the carcass was dumped along the road. Golden eagles are protected by both Federal and State law.
A reward of up to $2,500 is available. The amount of the reward will depend on the specificity and value of the information received. Any information regarding this incident can be reported to the South Dakota Game, Fish and Park’s Turn In Poachers (TIPs) Hotline at 1-888 OVERBAG. Callers with information may remain anonymous.
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