Bald eagle fatally shot in Fredonia, Wisconsin DNR seeks help identifying suspect

WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is seeking the public's help in identifying the person responsible for fatally shooting a bald eagle in Fredonia.

On Sunday, April 17, DNR wardens were notified of an injured eagle along the Milwaukee River in Fredonia near the Washington-Ozaukee County line.

The wardens caught the eagle and took it to a wildlife rehabilitator. Due to the severity of its injuries, the bird was ultimately euthanized. The DNR says an X-ray revealed a bullet embedded in its body. 

Eagles and their nests are federally protected, and the DNR is asking for any and all tips that may help identify the responsible party or parties.

To make an anonymous report, contact the DNR Tip Line at 1-800-847-9367 and reference "Washington County eagle" when reporting. 

Officials say no tip is too small.

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