Authorities in Central KELOLAND are trying to figure out who shot and killed a golden eagle.
The bird, was found in southwest Sully County late last month. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service received information from a Raptor Specialist in Alaska that a male golden eagle, affixed with a GPS tag, was showing a mortality signal in South Dakota.
Officials say the bird was shot and killed. Officials have said three other eagles, two of which were also golden eagles, have been shot and killed within central South Dakota in the last five weeks.
Golden Eagles are protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and Migratory Bird Treaty Act. The USFWS is looking for more information, contact USFWS Pierre Office of Law Enforcement at (605) 224-9045 or use the SD Turn In Poachers (TIPs) Hotline and remain anonymous at 1-888-OVERBAG (1-888-683-7224) or online.