MD: Bald Eagle Shot in Caroline County, Md.; Reward Offered for Information

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in conjunction with the
Maryland Natural Resources Police are asking the public for
information about a bald eagle that was shot and killed in Caroline
County, Md. The Service is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for
information leading to a conviction.

The eagle was found dead by a local citizen near the
intersection of Plummer Lane and Kibler Road on, or about, Jan. 27,
2012.

Although bald eagles are no longer listed under the Endangered
Species Act, they are still federally protected by the Bald and
Golden Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
Maximum fines under these acts are $100,000 and $15,000
respectively, with possible imprisonment up to one year.

Anyone with information should call Special Agent John LaCorte
with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Law Enforcement
in Cambridge, Md., at 410-228-2476.

 

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