Those who kill golden and bald eagles will face stiffer penalties under Pennsylvania law.
The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners Tuesday gave final approval to a measure that increases to $2,500 the replacement costs for killing bald eagles or golden eagles.
The heightened penalty will take effect in the coming months.
The issue came to light after a Lehighton man pleaded guilty to shooting a bald eagle in Andreas.
Carl Marion, 46, paid around $4,500 in fines and court costs at District Magistrate Casimir Kosciolek’s office in Lansford.