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Investigation Continues into Killing of Bald Eagle in West Tennessee

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 | 07:38am

JACKSON, Tenn.  --- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service are continuing to investigate the killing of a bald eagle in West Tennessee.

A mature bald eagle was shot on Oct. 29 in the area of Pine Top Road and Silerton Road (Highway 125) in Hardeman County near the Silerton community. The eagle has since died from the injuries sustained in the shooting.

The TWRA and the USFWS are asking anyone with information concerning this crime to telephone USFWS Special Agent Zach Green (901-380-3577) or TWRA wildlife officers Bubba Spencer or Matt Canada (1-800-372-3928). Information may also be received on the TWRA Poaching Hotline (1-800-831-1173).

The person who provides information resulting in the successful prosecution of the persons or persons responsible for this crime will be eligible to receive a $6,000 reward.

Bald eagles are protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and Migratory Bird Treaty act, both federal wildlife statutes. Violations of these statues carry maximum criminal penalties of up to $100,000 and/or one year in federal prison.


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