A mortally wounded American Bald eagle was found in Penobscot County earlier this month near Baxter State Park.

The young eagle suffered a severe shotgun would and had to be put down. The warden service is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to a conviction of whoever is responsible.

At pressherald.com American bald eagles are no longer on the endangered species list but the still are protected. The Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act of 1940, prohibits shooting, pursuing, poisoning, trapping, molesting or disturbing bald and golden eagles.

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