Vet with Semi-Auto Rifle Saves Eagle Entangled in Tree, Authorites Paralyzed
By Dean Weingarten
Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- Jason Galvin spotted an eagle that was entangled in a bit of rope in a tree in Minnesota. It had been hanging there for two days. He told his wife, Jackie. She thought something must be done. But the authorities, the Department of Natural Resources, the Sheriffs Office, City Hall, the Fire Department, the University of Minnesota Raptor Center, didn’t. They all gave her the same story. They were tied up in red tape. No one could do anything, too much liability. The eagle was already dead.
The only thing they did not say, was “What difference does it make?”
But the Galvins knew different. Jason is an excellent shot. He really did serve in Afghanistan. He thought he could use a semi-automatic rifle, the popular Ruger 10-22, to free the eagle from its deadly entanglement. Fortunately, the authorities agreed to allow a private citizen to act when they were paralyzed. It was a team effort. Once Jason suggested the idea, Jackie insisted on it. He did the shooting. She did much of the coordinating and support.
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