2 bald eagles shot in Montgomery County - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

2 bald eagles shot in Montgomery County

Posted: Updated:
BALTIMORE -

Natural Resources Police are looking for information about the killings of two bald eagles in Montgomery County.

Police say on Christmas Day, and eagle was shot and killed by a rifled in a field at Georgia Avenue and Bordley Road in Brookville. On Saturday, a wounded mature eagle was found near a home in Darnestown. The bird died, and an x-ray showed it had been hit by bird shot.

The Department of Natural Resources says bald eagles are no longer protected as an endangered species. But federal law requires that anyone wishing to shoot bald eagles must get a permit from the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Anyone with information about the shootings is urged to contact the Natural Resources communications center at 410-260-8888.


Powered by WorldNow
Untitled

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices