Info Wanted On Shooting of Nesting Female Bald Eagle

April 27, 2022, 11 a.m. ·

Bald Eagle Shooting Poster
A poster asks for info on the illegal shooting of a nesting bald eagle (Courtesy NE Game and Parks)

Nebraska Game and Parks is asking for the public's help in finding whoever shot and killed a nesting female American Bald Eagle over the weekend near Garland.

A spokesperson for the agency told Nebraska Public Media News that the eagle was still alive when it was found, but has since succumbed to its injuries.

Anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest of the violators could be eligible for a reward.

Tips should be sent to Conservation Officer Dina Barta at the phone number of email address on the poster shown above.

Nebraska Game and Parks says the bald eagle population in the state has grown significantly over the past several years after falling to low levels for many years. But, the agency says illegal shooting of eagles remains a major threat to the species.