TWRA poster aimed at finding eagle shooters

TWRA poster aimed at finding eagle shooters

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The adult bald eagle that was shot in the wing. The adult bald eagle that was shot in the wing.

CHATTANOOGA (AP) - State wildlife officials hope a very old idea leads them to suspects in the shooting of two bald eagles in southeast Tennessee.

According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press, The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is distributing a poster to post office, libraries, markets and other public buildings.

TWRA spokesman Dan Hicks said the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service helped produce the posters.

Hicks said leads have come in, but no suspects have been developed yet, since a reward was offered.

One eagle was found on Chickamauga Lake near Soddy-Daisy in March and the other was discovered on Tellico Lake in Monroe County in May.

Both were wounded in a wing and are being rehabilitated at the American Eagle Foundation in Pigeon Forge.

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