January 15, 2020

MDIFW NEWS: Maine Warden Service, USFWS Seek Information Regarding Eagle That Was Shot And Found In Peru, Reward Available

AUGUSTA, Maine -- The Maine Warden Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are currently seeking information regarding the shooting of a bald eagle. On Sunday, January 12, 2020, an injured eagle was discovered near Route 108 and the Androscoggin River in Peru, ME. The caller who found the eagle cared for it until a game warden arrived. The eagle later died, and x-rays showed the eagle had been shot.

Under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to conviction. Maine Operation Game Thief is offering an additional $2,000 for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call either Operation Game Thief (800) 253-7887, USFWS Office of Law Enforcement at (207) 469-6842 or the Maine State Police Dispatch Center at 207-624-7076.