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Forum Communications, Published October 17 2012

$2,500 reward offered in bald eagle shooting

GRAND FORKS – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information that would help them arrest the person who shot an immature bald eagle near Crosby, in far northwest North Dakota, on Oct. 11.

According to a news release from the federal agency, witnesses reported the person was driving a white Dodge pickup truck “dually” (with double rear wheels on each side) pickup truck.

Bald eagles are protected under federal and state law.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact Special Agent Kevin Downs of the fish and wildlife service at (701) 355-8531 or (701) 255-0593.