Reward grows for information on who shot a bald eagle in Hamilton County

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – The Humane Society of the United States is raising the reward for information on who shot a bald eagle in Hamilton County.

The bald eagle was found in March in the Lost Lake Subdivision between the lake and Ooltewah.

Investigators believe the eagle was shot between March 1 and March 9.

A donor has now kicked in another $2,500 to the reward to raise the total now to $10,000.

“This senseless shooting and the blatant disregard for the survival of our national icon is appalling,” said Eric Swafford, Tennessee state director for HSUS. “We are grateful to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency for their diligent efforts to bring the offender to justice and to our generous supporter who has enabled us to increase the reward offer to $7,500.”

If you have information on the case, contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Special Agent at 615-736-5532, ext. 103, or the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency at 931-787-0859.

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