Eagle rescue Rock River

I first saw an eagle on 2/11/17, I called the DNR but no answer, then called state police as their answering machine suggested. Tey said it was probably just full and if not they could come out and put it down. So I waited, started contacting more people trying to get help. Then the DNR wrote back, said he had been on vacation. Next day he and FWS went out but couldn’t find the eagle, and I didn’t see it that day either. The next day I did find it and called but he was busy. The next day I gave an update that the eagle was still there and probably starving and again he was out of town and busy.

I did mention previously that there was 2 guys from hoo haven that could help capture the bird. One guy said he couldn’t help but could film it and the other guy would likely call the paper and I’m not sure if he has any experience catching eagles in the wild, i know he caught a pelican once years ago. The DNR wrote back and said if I could get that guy from Hoo Haven that I mentioned to help, I could go catch it myself. That’s all I needed to hear, I headed to the truck where I had a crate at the ready. While drifting down river I called both those guys but no answer. That’s fine, I think I can handle it myself. I’m no expert but I had an idea how to catch it without injury.

So I caUght it myself. When I got home and quickly unhooked boat and headed up to Hoo Haven. I was in contact with the DNR the whole time.

Eagle rescue Rock River

About Dave Tackett

Dave Tackett is from Sterling Illinois. An avid fisherman since childhood, he has fished all over the Midwest, mainly the Mississippi River pools 8-19. His home waters are pools 13 & 14. After fishing Bass tournaments for many years, he gave it up to fish for Walleye year round. He now guides and fishes for fun. He likes to take photos of the scenic places he visits on the river and likes to keep a video camera running to get footage for his Walleye DVDs. Photography is now where he most of his time working, using professional DSLR cameras and lens. These photos include landscape around the Mississippi River and the Rock River, river birds like eagles heron, egrets etc.
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