HUMPHREY, Ark. (AP) - A juvenile bald eagle shot by a duck hunter has been released into the wild after receiving medical care.
The Raptor Rehab of Central Arkansas in El Paso cared for the eagle after the hunter shot it in January at the Bayou Meto Wildlife Management Area. A crowd gathered Saturday to watch the release of the rehabilitated animal.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission fined a Sheridan man $2,500 for the shooting. Two other hunters rescued the bird, which had a wounded wing and a fractured bone.
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