Agents Still Seeking Leads into Louisiana Bald Eagle Killings

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF)
Enforcement Division agents and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
(USFWS) Office of Law Enforcement special agents continue to seek
information regarding the killing of two federally protected bald
eagles.

Agents believe both eagles were killed on or about Dec. 7, 2010
on the East Bank area of Plaquemines Parish.

A deputy from Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office discovered the
first illegally killed bald eagle along the Mississippi River levee
near the town of Phoenix located in Plaquemines Parish. LDWF Senior
Agent Brett Nabors responded to the scene and initiated an
investigation.

During the investigation LDWF agents found a second dead bald
eagle. Agents believe that both eagles were killed in the same area
using the same method. Both bald eagles were delivered to the USFWS
and have been forensically tested for cause of death.

The bald eagle is protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle
Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Anyone providing
information leading to the arrest and conviction of the guilty
party is eligible for significant cash rewards up to $3,500.

Anyone with information may call Special Agent Stephen Clark at
the USFWS office in Lacombe at 985-882-3756 or the LDWF Operation
Game Thief Hotline at 1-800-442-2511.

For more information, contact Capt. Steve McManus at the LDWF
Region 8 Enforcement Office at 504-284-2024 or
smcmanus@wlf.la.gov.

 

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