A landowner called the authorities after he reported seeing a bad eagle in the same area for several days in Paris, Missouri. Department of Conservation agents arrived on the scene, and the eagle kept trying to run away from them, but it could not fly. After they finally captured it, they realized that it had been shot after they found two shotgun pellets in its wing. The agents took the bird to the Raptor Rehabilitation project where it is expected to recover.
The only reason I'm writing this is to say that I'd like to put two shotgun pellets in the behind of whoever did it. Bald eagles are majestic creatures, even aside from being federally protected you shouldn't shoot one. If you do, you'll come back in the next life as a roach.
(P.S. I really want to link Seth Rogen's scene from Pineapple Express where he talks about this, but it's really, really NSFW. Some of you will know what I'm talking about though, cheers to you if you do.)