- Douglas County, Oregon, USA -
On Thursday, November 7, Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife troopers responded to a report that a bald eagle was seen dead, face-down in Lower Cow Creek.
Oregon State Police wrote in their Facebook post: “Upon examination by Fish and Wildlife troopers and personnel from Umpqua Wildlife Rescue, it was determined that the bald eagle died from being shot by a firearm. It is believed the bald eagle had been deceased for one to two days before being reported.”
The post continues to say that: “The bald eagle is currently protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. The killing or possession of a bald eagle or its parts is a violation of both Acts, punishable by imprisonment of up to one year and a fine of up to $100,000.”
A reward of $2,500 is being offered in exchange for information leading to a criminal conviction of the person(s) responsible for the cruel shooting.
Anyone with information related to this case is urged to contact OSP Senior Trooper Kyle Bachmeier or Senior Trooper Curtis Weaver through the Turn in Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP (mobile). Thank you!
*Voice For Us believes that not reporting animal cruelty is the same as committing it!*