Wildlife Conservation Officer Cory Bentzoni reports that the eagle was shot and killed with a firearm, likely before Jan. 23. The eagle was discovered on Sunday, Jan. 31, in a wooded area near the intersection of Trachsville Hill Road and Pohopoco Drive.
The bald eagle is federally protected under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. It is a protected species under the Game and Wildlife Code.
“These majestic birds cannot protect themselves from people intent on doing them harm,” said Bentzoni. “We are hopeful that someone will step forward with information concerning this senseless act.”
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the NE Region of the PA Game Commission at (570) 675-1143.