Authorities seek bald eagle killer

February 9, 2012

Indiana conservation officers are investigating the shooting death of a bald eagle in Morgan County. The eagle was found Feb. 1 by a resident on private property near the town of Eminence. “It is a senseless shooting of our national bird and a federally threatened species,” said Conservation Officer Jon Fennig. The bald eagle is protected by the federal Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Violations could carry a fine of up to $250,000 and up to two years in prison.