The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is searching for the person who shot and left for dead an American bald eagle in Boone County in March.
On March 27, a 3-year-old bald eagle was recovered west of Thorntown. It was alive, but severely emaciated and was taken to a local rehabilitation facility. X-rays confirmed the eagle had been shot a week earlier, and its emaciated state was a factor in deciding to euthanize the eagle.
A reward for up to $2,500 for information leading to the conviction of the responsible party. Indiana Department of Natural Resources Turn in a Poacher is assisting as well. The crime is punishable by imprisonment of up to one year and a fine of up to $100,000.
Anyone with information should contact Turn in a Poacher (TIP) line at 1-800-847-4367.