Fish and Wildlife Service offers reward for eagle shooting

Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2000

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Federal officials are investigating the shooting of an eagle Dec. 10 on a road near Mile 88 of the Parks Highway.

Fish and Wildlife agents received a call about the injured bird in the Caswell Area south of Talkeetna and found it had been shot with a high-power rifle. A veterinarian from the Anchorage Bird Treatment and Learning Center examined the adult bald eagle and concluded the bullet had caused irreparable damage.

The maximum penalty for killing an eagle under the Federal Bald Eagle Protection Act is $100,000.

The law provides a reward of up to $2,500 for information on the killing of an eagle that leads to a conviction.

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