Game officials investigate shooting of bald eagle

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – The Pennsylvania Game Commission is investigating the shooting of a bald eagle in Fulton County.

The immature female was barely alive when it was found Saturday in a field on Thistle Ridge Lane in McConnellsburg. It had been shot through a leg and a wing, and was suffering from broken bones in its leg and wing, dehydration, malnutrition and infection, Wildlife Conservation Officer Amanda Powell said.

It was transported to a rehabilitator, then to a veterinarian, but ultimately died from its wounds.

In Pennsylvania, bald eagles are no longer listed as threatened, but they are still protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Protection Treaty Act.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Game Commission’s Southcentral Region office at 814 643-1831.

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