Kansas authorities are searching for the person responsible for the shooting death of a Bald Eagle.
The symbol of the United States was found shot and killed below the Marion Reservoir’s dam near Hillsboro, just north of Wichita, sometime Wednesday morning.
The state game wardens are asking for the public’s help. Anyone with information is asked to call Operation Game Thief at 877-426-3843. All calls can remain anonymous.
Bald Eagles are protected under federal law, the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, which passed in 1940. Penalties for killing birds of moral character include a maximum fine of $5,000 and one year in prison for the first offense.