DNR investigates Vigo County eagle shooting

VIGO COUNTY — Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating the killing of a bald eagle in southern Vigo County.

The juvenile eagle was discovered in a tree on March 10 by people who regularly go to that area to view eagles. Conservation officers were contacted and initiated an investigation. Officers determined that the juvenile eagle was killed from a gunshot to the breast area. The investigation is still ongoing.

A joint $2,000 reward is being offered by the US. Fish & Wildlife Service and Indiana Turn-in-a-Poacher, Inc. (TIP), to anyone with information leading to a conviction of the responsible party. If you have information, or know who is responsible, please contact Indiana Conservation Officers’ Central Dispatch at 812-837-9536 or the Turn in a Poacher, Inc. (TIP) hotline at 1-800-847-4367 (TIP-IDNR).