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PA Game Commission Investigating Bald Eagle Found Dead Outside Hamburg

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Pennsylvania Game Commission is looking for anyone with information about a bald eagle that was found dead outside Hamburg, Berks County, in late-January. Authorities believe the bird may have been shot.

PGC’s Operation Game Thief released information they currently have on the eagle on Thursday. They say the bald eagle was found among State Game Lands 110 in Tilden Township. The bird was found on Jan. 24.

A State Game Warden conducted an investigation that revealed the presence of “projectile fragments consistent with a gun shot wound.”

The Warden believes the bald eagle was shot and then transported to the State Game Lands area just over the Schuylkill County line.

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PGC released this one image of the dead bald eagle, presumably as it was found in Berks County …

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And they also released an X-ray image of the bird showing purportedly showing the projectile fragments inside:

bald eagle shot berks county pa

If anyone has information regarding this incident, they’re asked to call the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Southeast Region office at 610-926-3136. Or people can call the Operation Game Thief hotline at 1-888-PGC-8001. Reports can also be filed online.

Federal laws prohibit the shooting or killing of bald and golden eagles. They also ban the possession, sale or transport of bald and golden eagles without a permit. It’s even illegal to possess parts of an eagle, such as a feather, nest or egg shell.

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