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Indiana DNR Law Enforcement District 7
Monday March 30th, 2015 :: 08:55 a.m. EDT
Advisory

Bald Eagle Found Shot in Dubois County (Update)

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Division of Law Enforcement

Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Division of Law Enforcement
402 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2748

DNR NEWS
Division of Law Enforcement

Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Division of Law Enforcement
402 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2748


For immediate release: March 30th 2015

Conservation Officers Continue to Search for Nest of Bald Eagle Found Shot in Dubois County

Indiana Conservation Officers are continuing to search for and eliminate possible nest sights belonging to the bald eagle that was shot and died of its injuries last week.

Search efforts have included the use of aircraft and drones to search nests in the area. The three nests closest to where the eagle was found have been eliminated from the search as all three have been documented to be two-parent nests.

Indiana Conservation Officer Kenny Tincher reports, “The amount of phone calls and the help from the citizens we have received so far has been almost overwhelming.” Local public service agencies have also provided assistance.

The Dubois County Sportsman’s Club donated money to cover the costs of the use of an aircraft and Ohio Valley Search and Rescue provided the use of a drone.

Officers will continue to monitor nests this week.

There is a reward of up to $2500 for information leading to the arrest or conviction of the person or persons responsible for shooting the eagle.

To report information you may contact (812) 789-9538 or 1-800-TIP-IDNR.

For additional photos and video of search efforts visit our District 7 Facebook page at Indiana DNR Law District 7.

Media contact: Joe Haywood, DNR Law Enforcement, (812) 890-6604



For immediate release: March 26th 2015

Bald Eagle Found Shot in Dubois County

Indiana Conservation Officers in conjunction with Federal Fish and Wildlife Officers are investigating the death of a bald eagle found in Dubois County.

On Thursday March 19th 2015 Indiana Conservation Officers responded to north western Dubois County near the Pike County line to a complaint of a possible injured eagle.

Officer Kenny Tincher responded and found the Eagle in flooded timber and was able to transport it to a Federal Wildlife Rehabilitator. Efforts to rehab the eagle stalled as it was not able to keep food down.

X-rays showed bullet fragments in the body of the eagle and it was transported to the Indiana Raptor Center in Nashville, Indiana. While in route to the raptor center the eagle died.

Examination of the eagle showed it to have a brood patch common for eagles that are nesting. It is typical for one eagle to sit on the nest while the other eagle hunts for food. Losing a parent can be detrimental to survival of the young.

The eagle has been sent to a Federal Wildlife Forensics Center for evidence collection.

It is unknown where the nest of the eagle that was shot is located or how far the eagle flew before getting to weak to do so.

Conservation Officers are asking for the help of the public to try and determine if there is a nest in the area with only parent. You can contact our local office at (812) 789-9538 or call our TIP number at 1-800-TIP-IDNR.

There is a reward of up to $2500 dollars for information leading to a conviction of the person or persons responsible for the shooting.

Penalties for shooting an eagle can be up to 60 days in jail and a fine of $500 -$1000 depending if the case is sent to State or Federal court.

Media contact: Joe Haywood, DNR Law Enforcement, (812) 890-6604

Address/Location
Indiana DNR Law Enforcement District 7
2310 Indiana 364
Winslow, IN 47598

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 812-789-9538

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