GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (AP) – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a $2,500 reward for information about the shooting of a bald eagle in western Kentucky.
Officials say the federally protected bird was shot sometime around Christmas in Grand Rivers, an area in the Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. The area is known for bald eagle sightings and has the state’s highest concentration of the large bird.
A state conservation officer found the bird’s carcass alongside Paradise Road on Jan. 8.
Killing or harming a bird carries maximum penalties of up to $100,000 in fines and one year in prison.
To provide information on this shooting, contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Special Agent at (270) 252-7336, or Kentucky Fish and Wildlife at (270) 890-3300.
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