New Hampshire and Vermont have joined the ranks on Tuesday of states that have banned hunting in public lands for the 2016 season.
The new restrictions come after the release of a video showing two people shooting and killing two bald eagles in the Vermont wilderness last week.
The Vermont Department of Agriculture and Markets said Tuesday that the two men will be subject to up to 10 years in prison and fined $3,000 for the killing of the eagles.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.P.M.L.S., which is part of the Vermont Department and Parks, have said that hunting in federal public lands is a “significant threat to public safety and public health,” and they have made the hunting of bald eagle in Vermont illegal.