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Bald Eagle Shot In Caroline County

USFWS offering reward of up to $2,500

Caroline County Md. (February 3, 2012) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the Maryland Natural Resources Police are asking for any information regarding a bald eagle that was shot and killed in Caroline County.

USFWS is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to a conviction. A local citizen found the eagle dead near the intersection of Plummer Lane and Kibler Road on, or about, January 27, 2012.

The Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act federally protect bald eagles, although they are no longer listed under the Endangered Species Act. Maximum fines are up to $100,000 with possible imprisonment up to one year.

Anyone with information should call Special Agent John LaCorte with USFWS Office of Law Enforcement in Cambridge at 410-228-2476.


   February 3, 2012

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell
jdavidsburg@dnr.state.md.us

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