DeWITT TWP. (WWJ/AP) – 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.
The DNR says the shooting of the federally protected raptor happened Saturday in Clinton County, near Highland Hills Golf Club in DeWitt Township.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: “Help Wanted!” Growing Woe for Business
Officials say a citizen retrieved the eagle and brought it to Sleepy Hollow State Park to turn it over to the DNR.READ MORE: Detroit Police Department Holds Graduation Ceremony For Recruit Class 2021-G
DNR Lt. Sherry Chandler said she is asking people with possible information on the illegal killing to call the DNR Report All Poaching hotline at 1-800-292-7800.
Bald eagles first received federal protection in 1940 and state protection 1954.MORE NEWS: Here's A Look At Weekend Construction Happening In Metro Detroit
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