Feds offering reward in the illegal killing of a bald eagle in McCurtain County

MCCURTAIN COUNTY, Okla. (KXII) - A reward of $1,500 is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the illegal killing of a bald eagle late last year in McCurtain County.

The eagle was found by a local rancher on a county road about 7 miles west of Broken Bow.

Wildlife officials say it appears to have been shot with a high-powered rifle.

The maximum penalty for killing a bald eagle is up to one year in jail and fines up to $250,000.

Anyone with information regarding the death of this eagle is asked to contact the Service’s Office of Law Enforcement in Fort Worth, Texas (817-334-5202) or the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation Operation Game Thief (1-800-522-8039). Callers with information may remain anonymous.

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