The eagle was discovered in the Burnsville community near County Road 306. It was shot between March 15 and April 7. It had a bullet in its left wing, and due to its injuries, it could not have flown far from where it was shot.
The 2-year-old golden eagle is currently undergoing rehabilitation at the Jackson Zoo. It possibly will not fly again.
Golden eagles are protected by both federal and state wildlife statutes. Violations carry maximum criminal penalties of up to $100,000 and/or one year in federal prison.
Anyone with information concerning this eagle is asked to call law enforcement at (662) 227-0990 or (800) 237-6278.