AUGUSTA, Maine — Authorities are seeking the public’s help in the investigation of a fatal shooting of a bald eagle earlier this spring.
Maine Warden Service Cpl. John MacDonald said in a statement the bird, an adult female, was found dead beside a logging road east of Moosehead Lake on April 15.
A concerned sportsman subsequently reported the incident to game wardens, who took the eagle to Avian Haven in Freedom, where an examination determined it had been shot.
The bird is believed to have been killed in early April. MacDonald said later Thursday the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a reward of $2,500 for information leading to a conviction of those responsible for killing the eagle.
The Maine Warden Service is seeking information related to the eagle’s killing. Those with information should call Operation Game Thief at 287-6057 or Bangor Public Safety at 973-3700.