The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is searching for a hunter who illegally killed a bald eagle in mid-Michigan.

The dead bird was found in March in Mecosta County. It was found in a tree with a "tramatic injury"

The case has been cold for more than two months and area sportsmen have come forward to help by offering a reward of $400 for information leading to the poacher.

The Michgian DNR maintains a poaching tipline and online form to reporting poaching incidents in the state.

While eagle poaching in Michigan is rare, it does happen on occasion. In 2008 an eagle was found shot near Lake City and in 2013 an eagle was shot near DeWitt in Clinton County north of Lansing.

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