Game Commission: 2 bald eagles killed by gunfire

Written by The Associated Press | May 25, 2013 4:00 AM

(Harrisburg) -- State game officials say an investigation shows a second bald eagle's death in the past month was caused by a bullet wound.

The Game Commission says it made that determination after examining the carcass of a mature eagle found dead May 5 in western Pennsylvania's Butler County.

Earlier this week, the agency said it was looking into the shooting of a mature male bald eagle found injured in Cambria County on May 10. 

It later died from those wounds.

The Game Commission says anyone with information should call 1-888-PGC-8001 and may be eligible for a reward.

Bald eagles are classified as threatened in the state.

They're no longer on the federal endangered species list.

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  • angelicaB img 2014-03-19 00:53

    That was awful. We should preserve lives and take care of eagles. They are one of the endangered animals these days.

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