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Agents Still Seeking Leads in Bald Eagle Killings

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents are still seeking information regarding the December killings of two federally protected bald eagles.

7/5/2011

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) agents are still seeking leads in the killings of two federally protected bald eagles that occured on or about December 7, 2010, on the East Bank of Plaquemines Parish.

The first bald eagle was found by a deputy from the Plaquemines Parish Sherrif's Office along the Mississippi River levee near the town of Phoenix, La. During the course of the investigation, a second bald eagle was found dead, as well. LDWF agents believe both eagles were killed in the same area using the same method.

Bald eagles are federally protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of the guilty party can be eligible for cash rewards up to $3,500.

Anyone with information should call Special Agent Stephen Clark at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service office in Lacombe at 985-882-3756 or the Operation Game Thief hotline at 1-800-442-2511.

For additional information, please visit the LDWF website.

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