Wednesday, December 06, 2006

$2,500 reward for info on NY Bald Eagle shooting

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and New York's Department of Environmental Conservation want help in learning details about the shooting of a young Bald Eagle near Round Lake in Saratoga County, most likely in early November.

The young raptor was one of three Bald Eagles to fledge from the Adirondacks' 11 known nests this year. A deer hunter found its body on Nov. 25 between English Road and Round Lake.

A necropsy at the DEC Wildlife Pathology Laboratory found that the eagle had been shot perhaps several weeks earlier. Bald Eagles are protected by the federal Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.

If you have information, contact the Service’s Office of Law Enforcement at 518-431-4341 or the New York DEC Division of Law Enforcement at 1-800-TIPP-DEC.

Adult Bald Eagle courtesy of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service


Blogger Susan Gets Native said...

Damn people. What are they THINKING!?

I use examples of eagles found dead by shooting in my educational programs and it really gets people hot. Which is good. I ask the audience if anyone there had ever taken a feather home, and when they raise their hands, I slyly mention that if it was from a migratory bird or a bird of prey, it's illegal. It drives home the point that these birds are protected, from one feather to a whole bird in the wild.

God, that story gets me so mad. Grrr.

December 06, 2006 7:53 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Susan, I'm right there with ya on the "grrrr!"

December 07, 2006 9:21 AM  

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