Someone killed a bald eagle in Maine; there's a $1,000 reward for answers

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Bald Eagle Killed in Maine, Officials Offering $1,000 Reward for Answers

- A bald eagle died after it was shot in Maine and the game wardens are looking for the person responsible. 

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There is a $1,000 reward for information leading to a conviction. 

The eagle was found in Waterford, Maine on Dec. 26 with six shotgun pellets lodged in its jaw, wing and leg. It was captured and taken to Avian Haven in Freedom, Maine. 

On Dec. 30, the eagle died. 

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A photograph of the bald eagle that was shot in Waterford, Maine. The photo was taken after the injured bird was discovered. The eagle died at Avian Haven in Freedom, Maine.
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Someone killed a bald eagle in Maine, there's a $1,000 reward for answers

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A photograph of the bald eagle that was shot in Waterford, Maine. The photo was taken after the injured bird was discovered. The eagle died at Avian Haven in Freedom, Maine.

According to the Maine game wardens, the state's 2019 eagle population includes 734 nesting pairs. That's up from a low of 21 pairs in 1967. 

>> Related: Bald eagles are making a comeback in Massachusetts

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Someone killed a bald eagle in Maine, there's a $1,000 reward for answers

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A bald eagle, similar to this one, was shot and killed in Maine and authorities are looking for those responsible.

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