Louisiana Still Seeking Info on Bald Eagle Killings

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Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Office of Law Enforcement special agents continue to seek information regarding the killing of two federally protected bald eagles.

Agents believe both eagles were killed on or about Dec. 7, 2010 on the East Bank area of Plaquemines Parish.

A deputy from Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office discovered the first illegally killed bald eagle along the Mississippi River levee near the town of Phoenix located in Plaquemines Parish. LDWF Senior Agent Brett Nabors responded to the scene and initiated an investigation.

During the investigation LDWF agents found a second dead bald eagle. Agents believe that both eagles were killed in the same area using the same method. Both bald eagles were delivered to the USFWS and have been forensically tested for cause of death.

The bald eagle is protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Anyone providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the guilty party is eligible for significant cash rewards up to $3,500.

Anyone with information may call Special Agent Stephen Clark at the USFWS office in Lacombe at 985-882-3756 or the LDWF Operation Game Thief Hotline at 1-800-442-2511.

For more information, contact Capt. Steve McManus at the LDWF Region 8 Enforcement Office at 504-284-2024 or smcmanus@wlf.la.gov.


hunter25's picture

I fail to see what kind of

I fail to see what kind of idiot takes pleasure or satisfaction in killing something that is so beautiful and magnificent as a bald eagle. I see them often along the rivers here where I live and never in my lide have I suddenly had the desire to kill one. Probably thinking they are cool for killing a federally protected bird that has such national significance. Hopefully they will be caught and the punishment severe enough that all others will think twice if the stupid idea ever crosses thier minds.