OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking for the public's help in identifying who shot two bald eagles just east of Forks in Clallam County.
The department will pay a reward of up to $2,000 for confidential information leading to an arrest.
Acting on a tip from an angler, a WDFW officer found two dead eagles March 15 near the Calawah River under a large tree that was visible from the “A” Road.
Police Sgt. Eric Anderson and a WDFW wildlife biologist examined the two eagles – one adult and one juvenile – and found evidence of gunshot wounds in both birds.
The closest known eagle territory is on Rayonier property approximately 1.2 miles downstream from where the birds were found.
“Shooting eagles is a violation of state and federal law, and we’d like to know who did this,” Anderson said.
Anyone with information about the case can call Sgt. Anderson at 360-640-0493, call the department toll free at 1-877-933-9847 (1-877-WDFW TIP), or text a tip to WDFW at 847411 (TIP411).