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Bald eagle illegally shot in Marathon County

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Posted at 8:48 PM, Mar 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-28 21:48:37-04

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' Bureau of Law Enforcement is looking for information on the illegal shooting of a bald eagle.

The federally protected bird was found lying in a ditch on County Highway Y near Hansen Rd. in Marathon County on Saturday.

Officials brought the deceased bird to the Raptor Education Group in Antigo, Wis. where they discovered lead fragments and wounds consistent to gunshot wounds.

Anyone with any information on the shooting of the eagle is asked to contact the WDNR Violation Hotline at 1-800-847-9367.