Two Eagles Found Shot on Navajo Nation

Mar 26, 2018

Federal authorities are offering a reward for information regarding two eagles who were shot — one fatally — on the Navajo Nation.

Golden and bald eagles are protected under federal law. The animals' parts are often used in Native American ceremonies.
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The Daily Times of Farmington, New Mexico, reports the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says a bald eagle and a golden eagle were found shot in different areas at the Navajo Agricultural Products Industry headquarters this month with their tail feathers removed.

The bald eagle, found March 13, died of its injuries.

The golden eagle was found March 21 with injuries that led to the amputation of its left wing tip.

Bald and golden eagles are protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

Eagle parts and feathers are used in cultural and religious ceremonies in many Native American cultures.