The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is offering a reward of $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for killing four bald eagles, one dog, red-tailed hawks and two deer in Marion County, Arkansas.
The dead animals were discovered in the Pyatt community, near County Road 3021, according to the USFWS.
Bald eagles are federally protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, as well as the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Red-tailed hawks are also protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
According to the USFWS, “The multiple violations of these statutes carry maximum criminal penalties of up to $250,000 and/or two years in federal prison.”
If you have any information about this case, contact the USFWS Conway office at 501-513-4470 or the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission at 833-356-0824.
Donna L. Cole is an award-winning investigative and multimedia reporter. She’s also a bird of prey rescuer.