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Oklahoma game wardens investigating shot bald eagle

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Published: Jan. 6, 2018 at 5:48 PM CST
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Oklahoma game wardens are asking for the public's help after finding a bald eagle shot to death.

We're told the report was made on December 27th, after a passerby found the dead eagle on Myrtle Road in a rural area of McCurtain County west of Broken Bow.

Wardens believe the bald eagle was shot out of a tree hanging over the road with a high powered rifle.

"This time of year we actually get an influx of bald eagles. Any way you look at it, it's irresponsible, it's wrong and it's illegal," said Game Warden Tell Judkins.

A rifle casing was found near the scene and has been taken in as evidence.

Anyone with information is asked to give the Oklahoma Game Wardens a call.