October 15, 2013


Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Maine Warden Service

--For Immediate Release--

October 16, 2013: The Maine Warden Service is seeking information from the public regarding a Bald Eagle which was shot in Hermon earlier this week. The Eagle was located in the area of Hermon Pond near the Souadabscook Stream. Anyone with information regarding the incident can report information online here or call the Operation Game Thief Hotline at 1-800-ALERT US. Operation Game Thief (OGT) is offering a $1000.00 reward for information leading to an arrest of the person responsible for shooting the eagle.

Operation Game Thief is a poaching hotline which offers rewards for information leading to arrests for illegal hunting and fishing activities. Callers are able to remain anonymous while still reporting their information and collecting reward money. As we enter into another busy fall hunting season, people are encouraged to report illegal hunting activity that is known to them. The fish and wildlife resources of Maine belong to the people of Maine and poachers are stealing from all citizens who enjoy our unique natural resources. Do your part to ensure those resources are abundant for your children and your children?s children and report illegal hunting today.

No further information is available at this time.

Please direct media related calls to Corporal John MacDonald by calling: Public Safety Dispatch in Gray at 207-657-3030 Email at: john.macdonald@maine.gov