AL: $2,500 Reward Offered for Information in Wounding of a Bald Eagle in Alabama

Wildlife investigators are offering a reward of $2,500 to help find out who shot at a bald eagle in Tuscaloosa County, Ala. The bald eagle was found next to the Sipsey River on Upper Columbus Road. X-rays showed it had been shot in the wing and skull.

 

The eagle is recovering at the Southeastern Raptor Center, Auburn, Ala. It is expected to be released into the wild after recovering from its’ injuries.

 

The Service is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information that leads to a conviction.

 

To provide information, contact, John Rawls, Special Agent, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Law Enforcement, in Millbrook, Ala. (phone) 334-285-9600, John_Rawls@fws.gov, or call Alabama’s Operation GameWatch : 800-272-GAME(4263), or e-mail: DCNR.GAMEWATCH@DCNR.ALABAMA.GOV

 

 

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals, and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov. Connect with our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/usfwssoutheast, follow our tweets at www.twitter.com/usfwssoutheast, watch our YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/usfws and download photos from our Flickr page at http://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwssoutheast.

 

Contacts:

John Rawls, 334-285-9600

Tom MacKenzie, 404-679-7291, tom_mackenzie@fws.gov

 

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