We are working to close a case involving the shooting of an American
bald eagle in Indiana and we need your help. We are seeking information
regarding an eagle that was found shot and left for dead in northwest
Boone County in March.
On March 27 2017, a three year-old eagle was recovered west of
Thorntown, Indiana. The eagle was alive, but severely emaciated, and was
taken to a local rehabilitation facility for examination. X-rays
confirmed that the eagle had been shot and based on the amount of
emaciation, it is estimated that the shooting occurred about a week
prior. After consultation with the veterinarian, it was decided to
euthanize the eagle.
We are offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information which leads to
the conviction of any responsible party. Indiana Department of Natural
Resources Turn in a Poacher  is assisting as well by providing
concerned citizens a confidential way to share relevant information
about the investigation.
The bald eagle is currently protected by 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
If you have any information relating to this incident, please contact
the Turn in a Poacher (TIP) line at 1-800-847-4367.
Learn more about the protected status of bald eagles: