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$6K reward for information on bald eagle found dead from gunshot

Posted at 8:44 PM, Apr 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-05 21:46:56-04

A dead bald eagle was found dead with a gunshot wound. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission are looking for the perpetrator.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and AGFC investigating bald eagle deathApril 5, 2019MONTICELLO — The U.S. Fish and…

Posted by Arkansas Game and Fish Commission on Friday, April 5, 2019

The official national bird was found in Drew County in Arkansas last Thursday.

According to the US Fish and Wildlife Services website, our nation has the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act in place to protect the endangered bird.

“Originally passed in 1940, ( the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act) provides for the protection of the bald eagle and the golden eagle (as amended in 1962) by prohibiting the take, possession, sale, purchase, barter, offer to sell, purchase or barter, transport, export or import, of any bald or golden eagle, alive or dead, including any part, nest, or egg, unless allowed by permit. ‘Take’ includes pursue, shoot, shoot at, poison, wound, kill, capture, trap, collect, molest or disturb.”

Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to call the AGFC’s Stop Poaching Hotline at 800-482-9262. If the information is good enough to lead to an arrest, a $6,000 dollar reward is up for grabs.