IDNR Investigates Taking Of Winnebago County Bald Eagle
Before you get the wrong idea, the eagle was deceased and on the ground, but it's still illegal to take one home, regardless of condition.
The IDNR said in a Facebook post Monday that on Sunday the IDNR received a report of a dead, adult Bald eagle in the county. When officials arrived, the eagle was gone.
It's against state and federal law to have a Bald eagle, or parts of a Bald eagle.
The IDNR says official checked the area thoroughly for wildlife tracks and evidence collected at the scene led the IDNR to believe a person took the Bald eagle.
Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of the eagle are asked to Call CPO Murry at 779-400-6154 or email Nathan.Murry@illinois.gov.