Video: Take a look inside the National Eagle Repository

(Wyoming) You probably know that eagles are protected under Federal law, and it is illegal to hunt them or even to own a bird that you may have found deceased, in any part, which includes taking their feathers. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service established the National Eagle Repository in order to collect bald and golden eagles found around the country that have died of natural causes or otherwise. They log the birds and then inventory their feathers, to be distributed among registered First Nation tribes for religious use. Video network Great Big Story took a look inside the National Repository to see what happens when eagles are shipped to the center: According to wildlife specialist Dennis Wiist, 2700 eagles were recovered in 2015. h/t Great Big Story #county17 #news #dally #reboot