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Bald eagle shot dead in southern Oregon

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. 

 

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