FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ww.incnow.tv) - On June 9, 2013, Indiana Conservation Officers received an anonymous tip that a Greencastle man was in possession of a bald eagle
Jeffrey Henry, 49, Greencastle, was issued a summons to appear in Putnam County Court after Indiana Conservation Officers seized a live bald eagle from his residence.
Shane Cooper of DNR Law Enforcement said that officers arrived at the scene to find the bald eagle in Mr. Henry’s apartment. Investigators said Mr. Henry captured the juvenile bald eagle near his residence days prior. The bald eagle was then seized and transported to a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.
The unlawful taking or possession of non-game migratory birds is punishable up to 60 days of jail and fines of $500..
Bald eagles are protected under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act which provides complete protection of both the bald and golden eagle.
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