Reward Offered for Information in Killing of Bald Eagle in Polk County
Cedartown, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)- A mature bald eagle was found shot and killed on February 24, 2016 in Polk County, Georgia.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service are investigating the incident and offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to a conviction of the person(s) responsible for this unlawful act.
Bald eagles are protected by the federal Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. Killing or harming one of these birds carries a maximum penatly of $100,000 in fines and one year in prison.
If you have any information to provide authorities, please contact U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Special Agent Brian Roland at (404) 763-7959, or the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Ranger Hotline at 1-800-241-4113