Where can I get a feather for my Eagle?
If you regional office has processed your permit, or this is not your first feather request, you can contact the National Eagle Repository Directly: [email protected] (303) 287-2110, Dial 1 for Native American feathers uses.
Is it illegal to take a bald eagle’s feather?
any bald eagle… alive, dead, or any part, nest or egg thereof.”. This means you can’t take or even move any part of a bald eagle, not even a feather already on the ground. A single violation could result in up to one year in prison and a $5,000 fine.
Where do the bald eagle feathers come from?
Not all big dark feathers are eagle feathers! Check out the US Fish and Wildlife’s Feather Atlas to determine where your feather came from. Learn about bald and golden eagle feather and compare eagle feathers to feathers of other large birds.
Where can I find the USFWS eagle feathers policy?
Actions that are allowed and actions that may be prosecuted are outlined in the Department of Justice’s Tribal Member Use of Feathers or Other Parts of Federally Protected Birds Policy (pdf). A news release on this policy can be found on the Department of Justice’s Tribal Justice and Safety site, as well as a Memorandum of the Policy.
Is it illegal to sell bald eagle feathers?
Eagles are directly protected under two Federal laws: the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. These laws generally prohibit the possession, use, and sale of eagle feathers and parts as well as a number of other activities.
What does the US Fish and Wildlife Service do with eagle feathers?
The Service operates the National Eagle Repository as a clearinghouse for eagles and eagle parts to provide Native Americans with eagle feathers for religious use. The Repository collects dead eagles salvaged by Federal and State agencies, zoos, and other organizations.
Can a Native American possess an eagle feather?
Permit applications must include certification of tribal enrollment from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Because demand is high, waiting periods exist. Native Americans may also legally possess eagle feathers and parts acquired through certain other means.
Can a house be built near a bald eagle nest?
The Service does not dictate whether a landowner can build a home near an eagle nest. Rather, the Service makes recommendations on ways to avoid impact to nesting bald eagles. These recommendations are based on distance of the proposed activity to the nest and the time of year eagles are active.