$14,000 reward offered in shooting of Granite Falls eagles

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EVERETT — The reward for information to help convict the person who killed four eagles near Granite Falls is now nearly $14,000.

The Stillaguamish Tribe, Humane Society of the United States and Conservation Northwest are offering money to help state Fish and Wildlife investigators.

The dead birds were found Jan. 9 floating in a lake and were apparently shot.

Wildlife Sgt. Jennifer Maurstad told The Daily Herald talons and feathers were not taken, so it appears the motive for the shooting was something other than poaching.

Killing an eagle is a federal misdemeanor and also a state crime punishable by fines and up to 90 days in jail.

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