Bald eagle fatally shot; Wisconsin DNR seeks to identify shooter

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking the public's help to identify the person responsible for fatally shooting a bald eagle. 

Around 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, DNR wardens were notified of an injured bald eagle found along the Milwaukee River in Fredonia near the Washington-Ozaukee county line.

The wardens caught the eagle and transported it to a wildlife rehabilitator. Due to the severity of the injuries, the bird was euthanized after being transferred to an avian veterinarian for evaluation. An X-ray revealed a bullet embedded in its body cavity.

Eagles and their nests are federally protected under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

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The DNR is asking for any and all tips that may be useful in identifying the responsible party or parties. Please reference "Washington County Eagle" when reporting. A news release says no tip is too small.

To make an anonymous report, contact the DNR Tip Line at 1-800-847-9367.