The Pennsylvania Games Commission has filed charges against an Erie County man who fatally shot a bald eagle.
Daniel Haddix who lives on South Hill Road faces $10,000 in fines and up to two years in prison. Haddix, who used a small caliber rifle, says he feared the eagle would harm his barn cats.
On the state level, the Games commission is working on charging Haddix a higher fine and a misdemeanor.
State Game Cadet Jared Schibik says, “it symbolizes our country and just going out and shooting it is a really bad choice. Give us a call and we’ll see what we can do and work with you.”
The charges have been filed with McKean Township.