Reward offered for eagle wounding - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reward offered for eagle wounding

TIPTONVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - State and federal wildlife officials are offering a reward to find whoever is responsible for shooting a bald eagle in northeast Tennessee.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said the wounded bird was found near the Mississippi River about five miles north of Tiptonville in March. It was shot with a rifle.

Veterinarians had to amputate part of the eagle's right wing and it is being rehabilitated at the Mid-South Raptor Center in Memphis.

Conviction on federal violations carry up to a year in prison and up to $100,000 fines.

A reward of up to $3,300 is offered for information leading to conviction in the eagle wounding. People with information should call the TWRA or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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