Wildlife officials trying to identify who shot a Bald Eagle in Hamilton County
HAMILTON COUNTY, Tennessee (WDEF) – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is trying to find who shot a bald eagle in Hamilton County.
The eagle was found dead in the Lost Lake Subdivision near Highway 58 on March 9th.
Agents think it was shot sometime the week before.
Bald eagles are protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
The U-S Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to a conviction of the shooter.
If you have any tips, please 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.