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Reward Now Offered for Poached Bald Eagle

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CLINTON COUNTY, Mich. (WLNS) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the Michigan DNR are now offering a cash reward for tips on a bald eagle found dead last week.

It happened on April 27 around 11:40a.m. near Alward Road, adjacent to Highland Hills Golf Club in DeWitt.

Officers responded to a caller who heard gunfire, then watched the bird fall from the sky. The caller took the bald eagle to Sleepy Hollow State Park to give to the DNR.

Officers surveyed the area around the golf club for evidence and suspect information.

If you have any information, contact the DNR's Report All Poaching (RAP) Line at 800-292-7800 or on the RAP website. The reward is up to $2,500 for any information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

Bald eagles first received Federal and State protection in Michigan in1940 and 1954, respectively. They continue to be protected by the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the Federal Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, and the Michigan Endangered Species Protection law. Under these laws, a person may not kill, harass, disturb or otherwise harm bald eagles.

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