Authorities in Michigan Looking for Answers After Bald Eagle is Fatally Shot
WZZM-13 is reporting that authorities are asking residents for information after a bald eagle was found fatally shot in Washtenaw County.
The bird was found dead April 3 in a rural area northeast of Ann Arbor.
A resident discovered the dead bird, and reported it the the Department of Natural Resources’ poaching hotline.
Bald eagles are protected under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.
A violation of the act can result in a fine of $100,000, imprisonment for one year, or both, for a first offense. A second violation of this Act is a felony.