Where to get bald eagle feathers and parts?
The Repository provides information for enrolled Native Americans to obtain bald or golden eagles or their parts. General information on this process can be found by visiting the Repository’s website. Detailed information on how to submit a request for eagle feathers and parts can be found on the Repository’s FAQ page.
Where are the feathers located on an eagle’s wing?
The outermost wing feather is always positioned on the left side of the scan, with increasingly inner feathers arranged to the right. Eagle wing feather scans illustrate either all 10 primaries or a representative selection of eight secondaries (eagles possess approximately 14 secondaries).
What was the purpose of the eagle feather law?
The eagle feather law provides many exceptions to federal wildlife laws regarding eagles and other migratory birds to enable Native Americans to continue their traditional spiritual and cultural practices.
Is it illegal to have an eagle feather?
Under the current language of the eagle feather law, individuals of certifiable American Indian ancestry enrolled in a federally recognized tribe are legally authorized to obtain eagle feathers. Unauthorized persons found with an eagle or its parts in their possession can be fined up to $250,000.
Can you give an eagle feather to a non Native American?
However, they cannot give the feathers to non-Native Americans. So, if you ever see a bird feather, especially an eagle feather, leave it alone, unless you’re a Native American. If I Find a Stray Animal, Can I Keep It?
How to request eagle feathers from the repository?
Detailed information on how to submit a request for eagle feathers and parts can be found on the Repository’s FAQ page. Application forms can also be found on our Eagle Permit Form s page. What is the current wait time for requesting eagle parts from the Repository?
What happens if you find an eagle feather?
Ah, the bald eagle, our country’s national bird. One day you go bird watching, and as you watch a bald eager soar lazily through the sky, you see a feather fall off. You rush to find the feather where it lands. If you find an eagle feather, can you keep it? Do you want to pay thousands of dollars in fines and possibly face jail time?