Estimated 200 eagles, mostly balds, shot from planes

1936 CESacramento Valley, CA, USA

"According to one estimate, two hundred eagles, mostly balds, were shot from planes in the Sacramento Valley . . . One rancher paid $700 in bounties to his employees that year for killing eagles."

Bruce E. Beans, Eagles Plume: The Struggle to Preserve the Life & Haunts of America's Bald Eagles (Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1996), 81.

Image: S. Sexton, Bald Eagle, United States Alaska, ca. 1900,[Between and Ca. 1930], Photograph.