A bald eagle has been shot and killed in northeast Nebraska, and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission wants help from the public in finding the person who shot it.
The commission has requested information on the bald eagle shooting southwest of Verdigre, near the Niobrara River.
The commission reports it learned of the shooting on the 21st. It received confirmation of the shooting the next day.
The federal Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (BGEPA) protects bald eagles.
Killing or even tampering with an eagle, its nest or eggs could bring a maximum penalty of $250,000 and imprisonment for up to two years.
To report information about the shooting, call Conservation Officer Jeff Jones at 402-762-5022 or Nebraska Wildlife Crime Stoppers at 1-800-742-7627. Callers may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward.