Investigators seek suspect in eagle poaching


This slideshow requires JavaScript.

As Mississippi River towns are preparing to celebrate the bald eagle, state and federal investigators are looking for someone who shot and killed one member of the federally-protected non-game species in a field north of Letts in Southeast Iowa.

“This is the first time in my (25-year) career I can remember an eagle being shot, that I personally investigated,” Tom Campbell, an Iowa Department of Natural Resources conservation officer in Muscatine and Louisa counties told the Muscatine Journal.

Iowa has seen a slight uptick in poaching cases over the past year, with targets including deer, turtles, raccoons and swans.

To report poachers, call the Turn In Poachers hotline at 1-800-532-2020 or Tom Campbell at 563-260-1223.

Callers may be eligible for a reward.

 

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s