GASTON, Ore. – A bald eagle found with a gunshot wound near Gaston in June has died, Oregon State Police said.
Police captured the eagle and brought it to the Audubon Society on June 28 after someone reported seeing the injured bird near Highway 47 and Southwest Looking Glass Drive.
Troopers followed the eagle through thick brush and a knee-deep marsh to capture it.
The Audubon Society confirmed someone shot the eagle. The bird was euthanized due to the severity of its injuries.
The Audubon Society is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to a conviction of the person or people responsible for shooting the eagle.
The Oregon Hunters Association Yamhill Chapter, the Oregon Hunters Association Tualatin Valley Chapter and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are all each offering $1,000 rewards.
Oregon State Police asks anyone with information to call Senior Trooper Mike VanRenterghem at 1-800-452-7888 or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at 503-682-6131.
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