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Injured bald eagle in TN, search for shooter

HENDERSON CO., Tenn. (WKRN) – A bald eagle was found shot dead in Henderson County, Tennessee earlier this year.

Unfortunately, the bird had to be euthanized due to its injuries, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency.

Now US Fish and Wildlife Service investigators are hoping to find the shooter and offer a potential reward.

TWRA said the mature male bald eagle was found off Ebenezer Road near Reagan on February 28, 2022.

  • Bald eagle shot

It is illegal to shoot a bald eagle under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. The penalty is at least $100,000 or a minimum of one year in prison, or both.

If anyone in this area remembers anything or has information about a person or persons involved in the criminal offense, they are encouraged to call the USFWS at 615-736-5532 or the Region 1 office from TWRA at 731-423-5725.


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