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2 bald eagles shot, killed in Wisconsin

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ANTIGO (WKOW) -- State and federal officials are investigating the shooting deaths of two bald eagles in northern Wisconsin.

The Department of Natural Resources says the cases are not connected.

DNR officials and scientists at the Raptor Education Group (REGI) in Antigo are trying to figure out what happened and who could be responsible.

The birds were brought to REGI where they died from their injuries, just days apart.

"These are not birds that are hunted. These are not birds that are harming anything," said Marge Gibson, executive director of REGI. "It's frustrating. I guess that that's the thing. When you see something that's done purposefully, you don't really understand."

The US Fish and Wildlife Service is also looking into both shootings.

The penalty for shooting a bald eagle starts at $100,000 in fines or one year in jail. That goes up with each offense.

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