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Bald eagle shot north of Shreveport, too injured to save

1 year 9 months 3 weeks ago March 31, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Tuesday, March 31 2015 March 31, 2015 3:10 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

BATON ROUGE - State and federal wildlife agents are looking for whoever shot a bald eagle about 25 miles north of Shreveport.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the mature eagle was too badly hurt to save.

Enforcement Division spokesman Adam Einck says there's an $8,500 reward for information leading to a conviction in the case.

Einck says the bird was found March 22 near Cavett River Road in Gilliam with an injured chest and wing. The eagle was taken to Louisiana State University Veterinary Hospital, where X-rays showed a bullet wound. Einck says the eagle had to be euthanized.

Anyone with information is asked to call Fish and Wildlife Agent Brad Rabalais at 601-331-0292 or the state wildlife department's Operation Game Thief Hotline at 1-800-442-2511.

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