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Reward for information in shooting of bald eagle in Dubois Co.

Bald Eagle/file image (Source: AP Graphics) Bald Eagle/file image (Source: AP Graphics)
INDIANAPOLIS (WFIE) -

An investigation is underway into the death of a bald eagle.

Indiana Conservation Officers received a call on March 19 about an eagle that may have been hurt.

An officer found the eagle in northwest Dubois County near the Pike County line.

X-rays showed bullet fragments in the eagle's body.  It died while en route to receive treatment at the Indiana Raptor Center.

Markings on the eagle's body show it was nesting and investigators are concerned for the young.

They're asking people to be on the lookout for a nest in the area with only one partner.

Call (812)789-9538 or 1-800-tip-IDNR if you should spot one.

There is a reward of up to $2500 for information leading to the conviction of the person or persons responsible for shooting the eagle.

Penalties for shooting an eagle can be up to 60 days in jail and a fine of between $500 and $1000, depending on whether the case goes to state or federal court.

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