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Public's help sought in probe of W.Va. eagle death

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The public's help is being sought in an investigation of the fatal shooting of a wild bald eagle in Hardy County.

A reward of up to $2,500 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

Capt. Roy Cool with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources says the 22-year-old female eagle was found in a hayfield near the community of Old Fields on Nov. 18, 2012. It died en route to a rehabilitation facility in Morgantown.

Cool tells the Charleston Gazette ( ) that tests indicated the eagle apparently was shot in flight.

DNR wildlife biologist Kieran O'Malley says the eagle was one of the oldest on record.


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