Bald eagle shot dead in southern Oregon

Bald eagle shot dead in southern Oregon
Oregon State Police 

A bald eagle was found shot and killed in southern Oregon on Thursday morning.

Oregon State Police said the eagle was illegally shot with a firearm near Lower Cow Creek Road and West Fork Road northwest of Grants Pass.

According to OSP Fish & Wildlife troopers, the eagle had been dead for one to two days.

Bald eagles are protected species, and killing one is punishable by up to one year in prison and a fine of up to $100,000.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a reward up to $2,500 for information leading to an arrest and condition.