Bald eagle shot and killed in Oregon; police seek shooter

Someone shot a bald eagle to death in western Oregon, and the police want to find out who did it.

Posted: Nov 9, 2019 4:39 PM
Updated: Nov 9, 2019 4:40 PM

CANYONVILLE, Ore. -- Someone shot a bald eagle to death in western Oregon, and the police want to find out who did it.

Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife troopers are seeking tips from the public.

The troopers responded on Wednesday to a report that a bald eagle was seen dead in Lower Cow Creek, in Douglas County.

A photo showed the bird face-down in the water. They determined it was shot one to two days before being found.

A reward up to $2,500 is offered for information leading to a conviction.

The killing, or possession of a bald eagle or its parts, is punishable by imprisonment of up to one year and a fine of up to $100,000.

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