The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is seeking information about the shooting of eagles in Bingham County.
A juvenile bald eagle was shot the morning of December 26 on Vambaur Road 900 South near the intersection with Sterling North Road 2200 West in Springfield.
This is the second eagle shooting reported to Idaho Fish and Game in Bingham County this year. October 23, a concerned citizen contacted Fish and Game anonymously through the Citizens Against Poaching hotline to report the shooting of a mature golden eagle on Section Road between Taber and Highway 26 in Bingham County.
Idaho Fish and Game reminds the public that bald eagles and golden eagles are protected under Idaho and federal law -- the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. Shooting at or otherwise harming eagles, including destroying their nests and eggs is unlawful.
Anyone with any information regarding the shooting of these eagles or regarding any other wildlife violation, is encouraged to contact Tom Burkhart, senior conservation officer with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, at 208-251-4507.
Anyone who would like to provide information anonymously may contact the Citizens Against Poaching hotline at 1-800-632-5999. Callers may be eligiblefor a reward.