Criminal cases brought by U.S. wildlife officials for killing or injuring protected eagles dropped sharply in recent years, even as officials ramped up issuing permits that will allow wind energy companies to kill thousands of
Eagles was found along the Milwaukee River in Fredonia near the Washington-Ozaukee county line.
Ordered to pay over $8 million in fines and restitution.
Total of 806 nests counted.
The amount of lead exposure varies regionally, with highest levels found in the Central Flyway, the new study found.
Man could have sentenced Smith to a year in prison and imposed a $5,000 fine, according to the plea agreement.
36th annual Bald Eagle Watching Days coming Jan. 15-16.
On average, eagles live about 20 years in the wild.
The farmer said he believes the water in a nearby lake took longer to warm up this spring, meaning fewer carp in the lake were available to the eagles to eat as part of the