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GRAPHIC: Oklahoma game wardens searching for person who shot, killed bald eagle

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SEQUOYAH COUNTY, Okla. – Authorities in Sequoyah County are looking for a person accused of shooting and killing a bald eagle.

Oklahoma game wardens say the eagle was shot in the head near County Rd. 4790, south of Roland.

A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the alleged shooter.

The bald eagle is still protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, which makes it illegal to hunt a bald eagle. It is punishable with a fine of up to $5,000 and imprisonment for up to a year.

If you have any information, call the Sequoyah County game wardens at (918) 431-3544 or (918) 431-2550.