The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information in the killing of a bald eagle in Cherokee County.
Phil Kloer, a spokesperson for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said the eagle was shot to death and was discovered March 6 in east of Centre near the intersection of County Roads 13 and 637.
Even though bald eagles are not on the endangered species list, they are still protected by federal law. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, violators can face up to two years in prison and $250,000 in fines.
If you have any information concerning the incident you are asked to contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Law Enforcement, in Wetumpka at (334) 478-7900.