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Study of golden eagles in Bighorn Basin revealing details on apex predator

Study of golden eagles in Bighorn Basin revealing details on apex predator

Golden eagles living in Wyoming’s northern Bighorn Basin are so dependent on cottontail rabbits as a food source that bunny abundance is a big driver of eagle reproductive success.

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Taking flight

Taking flight

A female golden eagle flies out of its nest leaving behind a young nestling. Chuck Preston of the Draper Museum of Natural History in Cody, Wyo., has spent the past six years studying the birds, with the help of volunteers, in the Bighorn Basin.

January 27, 2015 12:17 pmLoading…

Powder River Basin eagles counted

Sixty-two volunteers counted 239 bald eagles, 91 golden eagles, and 24 eagles of undetermined species on new and established survey routes along more than 1,400 miles of public roads in the Powder River Basin on Jan. 11.

February 25, 2014 11:40 amLoading…
Golden eagle killed, reward offered

Golden eagle killed, reward offered

A reward is being offered for information into the possible shooting north of Pryor of an immature golden eagle that had been banded for research.

February 12, 2014 5:09 pmLoading…

Environmentalists oppose longer eagle-take permits

LARAMIE, Wyo. - Some environmental groups in Wyoming oppose the Obama administration's decision to allow wind companies to kill or injure eagles without fear of prosecution for up to three decades.

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Government to extend authorizations for eagle deaths

WASHINGTON —The Obama administration will allow companies to seek authorization to kill and harm bald and golden eagles for up to 30 years without penalty in an effort to balance some of the environmental trade-offs of green energy.

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Wind energy company pleads guilty to eagle deaths

Wind energy company pleads guilty to eagle deaths

WASHINGTON — The government for the first time has enforced environmental laws protecting birds against wind energy facilities, winning a $1 million settlement Friday from a power company that pleaded guilty to killing 14 eagles and 149 other birds at two Wyoming wind farms.

November 22, 2013 3:00 pmLoading…
Golden Eye

Golden Eye

Jeff the Nature Guy introduces Oro, a Golden Eagle that will be on exhibit in the future at ZooMontana.

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Montana Wildlife Center raising funds for flight pen for rehabilitating raptors

Montana Wildlife Center raising funds for flight pen for rehabilitating raptors

Ailing raptors that are brought to the Montana Wildlife Center and nursed back to health need to spread their wings in a safe haven, and a highly anticipated “flight pen” proposed for the facility west of Helena will help them do that.

July 25, 2013 9:26 am Photos

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Wind Energy Eagle Deaths

Wind Energy Eagle Deaths

In this April 18, 2013, photo, a golden eagle is seen flying over a wind turbine on Duke energy's top of the world windfarm in Converse County Wyo. The company has reported 10 golden eagle deaths since it started operation in 2009. It's the not-so-green secret of the nation's wind-energy boo…

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Feds sentence 12 for illegally trafficking birds

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Twelve people in South Dakota and Montana have been sentenced for trafficking federally protected migratory birds after a two-year investigation, federal officials announced Tuesday.

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Northern Arapaho Tribe praises pending eagle bill

Northern Arapaho Tribe praises pending eagle bill

CHEYENNE — A bill that would allow falconers to capture golden eagles in Wyoming could offer the Northern Arapaho Tribe a legal way to kill eagles for religious use in its annual Sun Dance.

February 06, 2013 2:26 pm Related Loading…
3 golden eagles caught in snare traps in Montana; 2 die

3 golden eagles caught in snare traps in Montana; 2 die

MISSOULA — Three golden eagles caught in separate snare traps over the past few days have raised concerns among biologists who are racing to understand what’s causing the raptor’s migratory population to dwindle across the region.

January 28, 2013 8:01 pmLoading…
Casper man hunts with golden eagle

Casper man hunts with golden eagle

CASPER, Wyo. — Maggie bowed her head, covered by a leather hood. Her talons pulsed open and closed with hundreds of pounds of pressure on the perch in the back of Scott Simpson’s truck.

November 23, 2012 2:00 pm Photos

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California man denies federal wildlife charges

A California man suspected of selling golden eagle and hawk feathers denied federal wildlife charges on Thursday in U.S. District Court in Billings.

May 17, 2012 1:05 pmLoading…

3 Montanans face charges in killing, selling of eagle

Three Montana men each face up to a year in prison on charges that two of them captured and killed an injured golden eagle then sold it to the third man for $100, authorities announced Tuesday.

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Hawk variety settles in for winter

Hawk variety settles in for winter

With this recent, sudden cold snap, we focus on the migratory birds coming through our yards and stopping at our feeders, but sometimes we forget that raptors are migratory, too. Turkey vultures and Swainson’s hawks leave Montana for the winter. One raptor that actually chooses to winter her…

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Rehabilitated golden eagle set free on reservation

Rehabilitated golden eagle set free on reservation

An adult golden eagle was released on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in late July after being rehabilitated from a gunshot wound.

August 09, 2011 5:00 pmLoading…
Eagle released

Eagle released

Fort Peck Tribal Chairman A.T. “Rusty” Stafne, who is also the newest member of the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission, releases a golden eagle that was rehabilitated after being found severely wounded last winter.

August 09, 2011 5:00 pmLoading…

Eagle that nearly died of lead poisoning released

GREAT FALLS - A golden eagle that nearly died from ingesting lead has undergone treatment and was released on a ranch south of Fort Benton.

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