DNR Conservation Police seeking help in bald eagle shooting

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

                     On Oct. 30, 2011, the Illinois

                     Conservation Police were notified of an injured bald

                     eagle on the Illinois River approximately one mile

                     south of Hennepin in Putnam County. A Conservation

                     Officer located and captured the injured eagle and

                     transported it to an area veterinary clinic for

                     treatment. It was determined the eagle had a broken

                     wing as a result of an apparent gunshot wound.

                     The eagle is undergoing treatment at the vet clinic

                     and will be transferred at a later date to a

                     rehabilitation facility.

                     The Illinois Conservation Police are asking that

                     anyone who has any information on this incident to

                     contact them by calling the Illinois Target Poacher

                     Hotline at (877) 236-7529 or the Bureau-Putnam County

                     Crime Stoppers at (815) 925-7412. Crime Stoppers is

                     offering a cash reward of up to a $1,000 for anyone

                     with information that brings the person or persons

                     responsible for this crime to justice. Callers can

                     remain anonymous.

                     Bald eagles are protected by federal law with

                     violators facing up to one year in prison and fines

                     up to $100,000.