Bald Eagle Shot And Killed In Morgan County

A bald eagle was found with fatal wounds on Feb. 1 in Morgan County.

Bald Eagle

Photo: Mike Oliveri (Flickr)

Indiana Conservation officers are still investigating the shooting.

Officials from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources are investigating after a bald eagle was found shot and killed in Morgan County.  A local resident found the bird on private property near the town of Eminence on Feb. 1.

“It is a senseless shooting of our national bird and a federally threatened species,” Conservation Officer Jon Fennig said in a statement released Thursday.

The bald eagle is protected by the federal law, so if the shooter is discovered and convicted, he could face fines up to $250,000 and be sentenced to 2 years in prison.

Gretchen Frazee

Gretchen Frazee is a reporter/producer for WFIU and WTIU news. Prior to her current role, Frazee worked as the associate online content coordinator for WFIU/WTIU. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia where she studied multimedia journalism and anthropology. You can follow her on Twitter @gretchenfrazee.

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  • Arthur0112

    The sad part is that a farmer is allowed to shoot Hawks and Eagles if they are a threat to the livestock.The stipulation is the farmer must leave the bird lay where it was shot and not removed.

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