OAKLEY, Idaho — On February 10, officials with Idaho Fish and Game, Magic Valley Region, received a report of a mature golden eagle found shot west of Oakley. In addition to being a violation of state law, shooting of a golden eagle is also a federal offense under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.
Golden eagles get their name from the golden feathers on the back of their head and neck. The rest of their body is brown. Unlike most birds of prey, golden eagles have feathers on their legs, all the way down to their talons.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) at 1-800-632-5999 or the Idaho Fish and Game Magic Valley Regional Office at (208) 324-4359. Callers may remain anonymous and information leading to an arrest qualifies for a CAP reward.