Eagle Deaths Under Investigation
Wildlife officials are investigating after at least three eagles were found dead in Arkansas.
In early February, an eagle was found shot near Highland in Pike County. That bird death is still under investigation.
Two eagles were found near the Golden City Church just south of Booneville in Logan County in December. Tests revealed that the two birds died of poisoning, according to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
State and federal officials are asking for help in solving both cases. The AGFC is offering $1,000 and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to a conviction of the person or persons responsible for killing the Logan County eagles.
Bald eagles are protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, both federal wildlife statutes.
Anyone with information concerning the shooting of the eagle is asked to call the Stop Poaching Hotline at 800-482-9262.