Galvin's wife, Jackie Galvin, recounted the story on her Facebook page. Purportedly, on June 30, Jason went to the store, and upon his return, he noticed an eagle hanging upside down from a tree, tangled in a rope. Jackie called a variety of agencies, including the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, but she was told that the eagle had been there for more than two days and had already died. The bird's movements, she was told, were a result of the wind. Jackie disagreed and enlisted Jason to shoot it free.