Four Bald Eagles Killed

Authorities say they're looking for whomever may have shot and killed four bald eagles in Davis County, Iowa. While no longer on the Endangered Species List, it's estimated there are only 5,000 nesting pairs of Bald Eagles in the lower 48 States.
Posted: 12:14 PM Apr 15, 2010

Authorities say they're looking for whomever may have shot and killed four bald eagles in Davis County, Iowa. While no longer on the Endangered Species List, it's estimated there are only 5,000 nesting pairs of Bald Eagles in the lower 48 States.

 


In March, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources requested help in catching those responsible for the shooting of a bald eagle while it fed on a deer in Davis County.

Now officials say three other bald eagles, a red-tailed hawk and more than 12 deer were found shot and killed near the towns of Moulton and Mark.

State conservation officer Bob Stuchel says the second eagle was killed while feeding on deer. Two more eagles were shot while in cottonwood trees.

Conservation officers say they have no motive in the shootings and no arrests have been made.

It is estimated there are 70,000 Bald Eagles in North America. Most are located in Alaska and Canada.

Link to the Article at WOWT. com
Reporter: Associated Press
Email Address: sixonline@wowt.com

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