May 19, 2016

Eagle shot and killed

Maine Operation Game Thief has offered a $2,500 reward to anyone with information that leads to a conviction for the person(s) responsible for killing a bald eagle. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering an additional reward of up to $2,500 for information which leads to the conviction of any responsible party.

On April 15, a female, adult Bald Eagle was found dead beside a logging road in Days Academy Grant, east of Moosehead Lake. A concerned sportsman reported it to game wardens which responded and collected the bald eagle. The eagle was taken to Avian Haven in Freedom, Maine where an examination revealed it had been shot. It is believed to have been killed in early April.

The Maine Warden Service is looking for any information related to the senseless killing of this Bald Eagle. Those with information are asked to call Operation Game Thief at 1800-ALERT-US (207-287-6057) or Public Safety Dispatch in Bangor at 1-800-432-7381 (207-973-3700).