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Public Asked To Identify Person Who Killed A Bald Eagle

Wisconsin DNR

The DNR hopes someone can help figure out who shot and killed a bald eagle in Marathon county this month.

WJFW TV reports the bald eagle was found Saturday, March 23, lying in a ditch near the intersection of County Highway Y and Hansen Road in the township of Harrison (just southeast of Antigo), according to a DNR Crimestopper advisory.

The DNR says it was taken to the Raptor Education Group in Antigo, but the eagle died before it got there.

An exam revealed lead fragments and wounds that likely came from a gunshot.

Killing a bald eagle is a federal crime, which can lead to one year in prison and a $5,000 fine, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. If you have any information about who might have done this, call or text the DNR tip line at 1-800-TIP-WDNR.

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