Bald eagles are protected under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. Killing an eagle can lead to prison time and fines.
There were no fractures to the bird’s wings and no evidence of lead, but two circular injuries near his chest could be gunshot wounds.
The south-flying out-of-towners have taken up residence at DTE Energy’s massive plant along Lake Erie, transforming 800 acres in Monroe into their cozy, cold-weather abode.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is trying to catch the poacher who shot and killed a bald eagle in a rural area north of Lansing.
A 65-year-old man faces misdemeanor charges of shooting an endangered species and reckless discharge of a firearm.