What's poisoning the eagles?

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POSTED: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 9:00pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 9:09pm

Debate over what is poisoning bald eagles in Northern Utah. Mike Anderson reports.

(KSL) First, it was the West Nile virus and now wildlife volunteers say bald eagles in northern Utah are being killed by lead poisoning.

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah has documented three confirmed cases in as many weeks.

Volunteers there say hunters can fix the problem with a simple change in ammunition type, but some gun owners disagree with their reasoning.

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