The Maine Warden Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a person who mortally injured a young bald eagle in a remote corner of Penobscot County northeast of Baxter State Park.

The juvenile eagle was discovered badly wounded on the Whitehorse Road in T7-R7 WELS on the afternoon of Oct. 13. It had to be euthanized. Officials say it was shot with a shotgun, perhaps as early as the afternoon of Oct. 11.

Officials are taking information on the incident at both the wildlife service’s Office of Law Enforcement (469-6842) or Operation Game Thief (800-253-7887).

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