Third eagle shot on Navajo Nation in less than a month | KOB 4

Third eagle shot on Navajo Nation in less than a month

Meg Hilling
April 03, 2018 05:30 PM

FARMINGTON, N.M. -- A golden eagle is recovering from severe injuries after being shot and plucked of all its tail feathers last Friday.


Officials with the Navajo Nation Department of Fish and Wildlife say the eagle was found in the NAPI agricultural fields south of Farmington.

In March, a bald eagle and golden eagle were shot in the same area. The bald eagle died from its injuries.

Following the announcement of the third shooting on Facebook, many commented frustration and anger over the shootings.

At this time the department is asking anyone with information on the shootings at contacting them at the Operation Game Thief hotline and are offering a reward for information.


Meg Hilling

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