Bald eagle shot in Iowa’s Davis County

Bloomfield, Iowa – State conservation officials in Iowa are
asking for help to catch the person or persons responsible for
shooting a bald eagle in southwest Davis County. The eagle was shot
from a gravel road while it was feeding on a deer that died during
the winter.

Bald eagles are opportunistic feeders including scavenging on
dead fish or animals. Officials fear this activity could continue
as more dead deer are revealed from the disappearing snow. The
incident was reported to the Iowa DNR on March 10.

Anyone with information on the case is encouraged to contact
State Conservation Officer Bob Stuchel at (641) 777-2169, State
Conservation Officer Matt Rush at (641) 777-7805, or the
Turn-in-Poachers hotline at (800) 532-2020, or online by going to
www.iowadnr.gov/tip.
Callers can remain anonymous.

“If someone provides information that leads to a conviction,
they could receive an award of up to $1,000 from the
Turn-in-Poachers program,” said Steve Dermand, DNR representative
to the TIP board.

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