[CT Birds] Eagle shooting

Anthony Zemba Anthony.Zemba at gza.com
Mon Jan 23 15:42:44 EST 2012


Yes, they are still protected under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act which is a separate piece of legislation from the Endangered Species Act
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-----Original Message-----
From: ctbirds-bounces at lists.ctbirding.org [mailto:ctbirds-bounces at lists.ctbirding.org] On Behalf Of Michael Richardson
Sent: Monday, January 23, 2012 3:21 PM
To: 'Paul Desjardins'
Cc: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Eagle shooting

Hi Paul,

I am curious to know what the source of this information is?  Can you link an article or something?  As far as I know, Bald and Golden Eagles are still protected by Federal Law.  While the Federal government has removed Bald Eagles from the list of threatened or endangered species, the law prohibiting the killing of them is still on the books.  I think The only way to legally kill an eagle is to get a federal permit.  Permits are generally hard to obtain, have fees associated with them, and often a long waiting list to get a permit to kill a single eagle.  Even native Americans are bound to this permit.

Of course, there is nothing stopping someone from breaking the law and shooting it anyway, but considering the hefty fines:

"A violation of the Act can result in a fine of $100,000 ($200,000 for organizations), imprisonment for one year, or both, for a first offense.
Penalties increase substantially for additional offenses, and a second violation of this Act is a felony."

I find it hard to believe someone would take that risk just to protect game birds.

-Mike


-----Original Message-----
From: ctbirds-bounces at lists.ctbirding.org
[mailto:ctbirds-bounces at lists.ctbirding.org] On Behalf Of Paul Desjardins
Sent: Monday, January 23, 2012 2:41 PM
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: [CT Birds] Eagle shooting

Recently learned that Golden Eagles are being shot in North Dakota because they are preying on game birds. Guess the "sportsmen" want all the game birds for themselves. The killing never ends does it.
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