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Reward offered: Bald eagle shot near Strandburg, SD

Information about the eagle that was shot can be submitted anonymously. Staff photo

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks Department are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for the shooting of an immature bald eagle six miles south and two miles east of Strandburg, S.D. The eagle was shot on or before Oct. 31, 2013.

The eagle was transported to the Bramble Park Zoo in Watertown, S.D., where it had to be euthanized due to the extent of its injuries.

Bald Eagles are protected by both federal and state law. Bald eagles are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.

Callers with information may remain anonymous. Please contact one of the following:

• Special Agent Ken Dulik, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 605-885-6403

• South Dakota, Game, Fish, & Parks TIPS Hotline – 1-888 OVERBAG

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