WATERFORD, Maine — A bald eagle died after it was shot in Maine and the game wardens are looking for the person responsible.
There is a $1,000 reward for information leading to a conviction.
The eagle was found in Waterford, Maine on Dec. 26 with six shotgun pellets lodged in its jaw, wing and leg. It was captured and taken to Avian Haven in Freedom, Maine.
On Dec. 30, the eagle died.
According to the Maine game wardens, the state's eagle population has 734 nesting pairs in 2019. That's up from a low of 21 pairs in 1967.
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