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Dead Eagles Prompt Investigation

Headlines - Region 4

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

State and federal wildlife officials are looking for information about four eagles that were poisoned last spring.

In April, a Fish, Wildlife and Parks game warden received a call from a concerned landowner about several dead birds in a field northeast of Choteau.

The dead birds turned out to be three golden eagles and a bald eagle. They died from eating poisoned meat.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service became involved because the birds are protected under state and federal law.

Anyone with information on the dead eagles is urged to call FWP’s 1-800-TIPMONT hotline. Rewards are possible through the Tipmont program if the information offered leads to a conviction.