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Juvenile Bald Eagle Shot Dead in Pennsylvania, Authorities Looking for Leads

Pocono Record

A young bald eagle was found shot dead in Carbon County, Pennsylvania. Officials are urging people to come forward with information about the incident. 

An immature bald eagle was found dead Jan. 31 in the woods near Trachsville Hill Road and Pohopoco Drive in Towamensing Township, Carbon County, Pennsylvania. Wildlife Conservation Officer Cory Bentzoni found the dead bird and suspects it was shot before Jan. 23 due to the state of the young eagle.

Pennsylvania Game Commission officials are urging anyone who has any information about the dead eagle to come forward, even if it is anonymous.

“These majestic birds cannot protect themselves from people intent on doing them harm,” Bentzoni said. “We are hopeful that someone will step forward with information concerning this senseless act.”

The bald eagle has been protected under the Bald Eagle Protection Act since 1940 and killing one is punishable with up to a year of jail time and fees up to $5,000 per violation.

If you or anyone you know has any information call 570-675-1143.

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Juvenile Bald Eagle Shot Dead in Pennsylvania, Authorities Looking for Leads