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Bald and golden eagles shot

 

December 31, 2020

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife | Photo by Justin Haug

Two bald eagles perched together

STARBUCK - The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking information on the shooting of a bald eagle and a golden eagle.

The first bird was found near Payne Hollow, close to the Columbia-Walla Walla county line two weeks ago, officials said. A radiograph scan revealed that the bird had been shot, probably five to seven days before being found.

The bird was alive, but so badly injured that it had to be euthanized, officials said.

A second eagle was found a day later in the Tucannon Habitat Management Unit downriver of Little Goose Dam.

A radiograph revealed a gunshot to the leg of...



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