2013-05-30 / Sports

Game Agency Reports Second Pa. Eagle Shot This Month

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A second bald eagle’s death in Pennsylvania in the past month has been blamed on a bullet wound, the Game Commission said Friday.

The agency said it made that determination after examining the carcass of a mature eagle found dead May 5 in western Pennsylvania’s Butler County. It was found in a Clay Township stream by local residents.

Earlier this week, the agency said it was looking into the shooting of a mature male bald eagle found injured on May 10 in Allegheny Township, Cambria County. He later died from the wounds.

The Game Commission said anyone with information should call 888-PGC-8001 and may be eligible for a reward.

Bald eagles are classified as threatened in the state but are no longer on the federal endangered species list.

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