Bald eagles found shot in Northern Alberta

The Protected Eagles were found shot to death near Wetaskiwin, Fort McMurray



Alberta Fish and Wildlife is investigating after two bald eagles were found shot to death last month.

On Oct. 20, Fish and Wildlife officers found the first dead bald eagle in Wetaskiwin near the intersection of Township Road 502 and Range Road 34. They believe the mature bald eagle was killed that morning.

Nine days later, officers found another dead juvenile bald eagle at Fort McMurray's Tower Road. Fish and Wildlife believes it was killed between Oct. 26 and Oct. 29.

There is no indication the incidents are connected, officials said. 

Bald eagles are protected by the Wildlife Act, and the maximum penalty for hunting them is a $100,000 fine and/or two years in jail.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Report A Poacher line at 1-800-642-3800 or submit a report online. 

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