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Second bald eagle killed within a week in southeast MO

The eagle killed last week in Wayne County. (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS) The eagle killed last week in Wayne County. (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS)
REYNOLDS COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

According to Missouri Department of Conservation Agent Candice Davis, a bald eagle was recovered in Reynolds County on Friday. 

This eagle was a juvenile and had been shot and killed, just like the one killed earlier this week in Wayne County. 

Davis said she can't speculate as to what the individual thought they were shooting at.

She added that all raptors are protected by law, and are illegal to shoot. 

This incident is under investigation by the Missouri Department of Conservation.

A bald eagle is protected under Federal laws of the Eagle Protection Act.

A person convicted of killing an eagle could face a $250,000 fine and two years in prison according to Missouri Department of Conservation Agent Alan Lamb. 

If anyone has any information, they are being urged to contact their local conservation agent or call the Operation Game Thief at 1-800-392-1111.

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