Game agency reports 2nd Pa. eagle shot this month

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania game officials say an investigation shows a second bald eagle’s death in the past month was caused by a bullet wound.

The Game Commission said Friday that it made that determination after examining the carcass of a mature eagle found dead May 5 in western Pennsylvania’s Butler County.

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

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

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

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