SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A $2,500 reward is being offered for information leading to a conviction in the killings of more than a dozen bald and golden eagles around Utah the last two years.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources are investigating the deaths and offering the reward.
Since 2010, eagles have been shot or poisoned to death in Carbon, Emery, Millard, Summit and Utah counties.
Eagles are protected under two federal laws, and authorities say violators can receive sentences of up to one year in jail and a $250,000 fine.
Earlier this year, a golden eagle was shot in Utah County by someone driving a white SUV. From December 2010 to February of this year, four golden eagles were shot in one area of Millard County.
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