COW CREEK, Ore. — Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish and Wildlife troopers are investigating after a bald eagle was found dead from a gunshot wound in the Cow Creek area of Douglas County.
Troopers responded to Lower Cow Creek Road near West Fork Cow Creek Road around 9 a.m. on Thursday following reports of a bald eagle found dead in the creek.
"Upon examination by Fish and Wildlife troopers and personnel from Umpqua Wildlife Rescue, it was determined that the bald eagle died from being shot by a firearm," OSP said. "It is believed the bald eagle had been deceased for one to two days before being reported."
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information that leads to the conviction of whoever shot the eagle. Bald eagles are protected under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
"The killing or possession of a bald eagle or its parts is a violation of both Acts, punishable by imprisonment of up to one year and a fine of up to $100,000," OSP said.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact OSP Senior Trooper Kyle Bachmeier or Senior Trooper Curtis Weaver through the Turn in Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP (mobile).
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