By The Associated Press

TERRE HAUTE — A $2,000 reward is being offered for information into the killing of a bald eagle in western Indiana.

The juvenile eagle was discovered in a tree in southern Vigo County on March 10 by people who regularly go to that area to view eagles, Indiana conservation officers said. Officers determined the raptor died from a gunshot to the breast area.

A joint $2,000 reward is being offered by the US. Fish & Wildlife Service and Indiana Turn-in-a-Poacher Inc. to anyone with information leading to a conviction of the responsible party. Contact Indiana Conservation Officers’ Central Dispatch at 812-837-9536 or the Turn in a Poacher Inc. hotline at 1-800-847-4367 (TIP-IDNR).