FREEDOM — The Maine Warden Service says a bald eagle found dead east of Moosehead Lake last month had been shot.

The female eagle was found dead on April 15 beside a logging road in Days Academy Grant. It was taken to Avian Haven in Freedom, where an examination showed it had been shot. It is believed to have been killed in early April.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a reward up to $2,000 for information leading to the conviction of the person or persons responsible for the eagle’s death.

Those with information are asked to call Operation Game Thief at 1800-ALERT-US (207-287-6057) or Public Safety Dispatch in Bangor at 1-800-432-7381 (207-973-3700).

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