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L.D.W.F. investigating decapitated eagle

4 years ago April 05, 2011 Apr 5, 2011 Tuesday, April 05 2011 Tuesday, April 05, 2011 1:12:45 PM CDT in News
Source: La. Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries
By: Brian Waldrep

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents are on the lookout for those responsible for decapitating a federally protected bald eagle, and they're asking for your help.

The eagle was found in a drainage ditch in Franklin Parish on Monday.

Agents say the eagle was believed to be dead for a couple of days before they found it.

Anyone providing information leading to the arrest or conviction of the guilty party is eligible for up to $2,000 in cash rewards. LDWF and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are both offering $1,000 to help solve this case.

The eagle is protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. For each violation of these acts, a $5,000 fine and up to 18 months in jail may be imposed if convicted.

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