Man Charged With Shooting Bald Eagle
GENESEE COUNTY (WWJ) – The Genesee County prosecutor’s office is charging a man with shooting a bald eagle near his Gaines Township home.
A warrant has been issued for James A. Nelson. The 65-year-old faces misdemeanor charges of shooting an endangered species and reckless discharge of a firearm.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment has been investigating the shooting since last month when the eagle was found with a broken wing.