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NEA Wildlife Officers Continue to Investigate Shooting of Bald Eagle in Poinsett County

MARCH 2, 2006 - Posted at 7:52 a.m. CST

 

WEINER, AR - State Game & Fish Commission officials are trying to find out who shot an immature bald eagle in Poinsett County two weeks ago.  K8 News broke the story of the wounded eagle on February 16. The bird has since been able to fly a bit during its recovery.

Jonesboro veterinarian Archie Ryan said the bird has progressed well and those working with the eagle will start exercising him soon.

The bird apparently was hit with shotgun pellets.  Ryan has been giving the eagle antibiotics and pain medicine in addition to force-feeding the bird, which he estimates to be about ten months old.

Meanwhile, a reward of nearly $3,000 is being offered to anyone with information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person who shot the eagle, which is an endangered species.  Shooting an American bald eagle carries penalties of up to $100,000 in fines and one year in prison.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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