DNR seeks information on poached Bald Eagle
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ Bureau of Law Enforcement is seeking the public’s help with information related to the illegal shooting of a bald eagle, a federally protected bird, in Marathon County.
The eagle was discovered lying in a roadside ditch near the intersection of County Highway Y and Hansen Rd, in the Township of Harrison, located in northeastern Marathon County on Saturday, March 23. The bird was deceased upon discovery and brought to the Raptor Education Group in Antigo. An examination of the bird found lead fragments and wounds consistent to a gunshot wound.
Anyone with any information, no matter how minor, that may be related to the illegal shooting of the eagle, contact the WDNR Violation Hotline by phone or text at 1-800-TIP-WDNR or 1-800-847-9367, or online at https://dnrx.wisconsin.gov/rav/