Bald eagle killed in Arkansas. (Arkansas Game and Fish Commission)

MONTICELLO, Ark. (AGFC) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission are leading a joint examination concerning the demise of a mature bald eagle found in Drew County March 28.

The dead eagle was found close Tennessee Spur Road, west of Monticello and was transferred to the Little Rock Zoo, where veterinary staff decided the fundamental reason for death as a shot injury. The female eagle’s body was found close to a home, and it is trusted that the bird predator was tending the home at the season of death.

A reward of up to $6,000 is being offered for data prompting the capture and conviction of the individual or people responsible for this heinous act.

Anybody with info engaged with this case is urged to contact the AGFC’s Stop Poaching Hotline at 800-482-9262. All calls to the hotline will be kept secret.