Wyoming Tribe Wins Right To Hunt Two Bald Eagles

The federal government has granted Wyoming’s Northern Arapaho Tribe a unique permit. The tribe will be allowed to kill two bald eagles, just two, for religious purposes. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has issued similar permits in the past for golden eagles, but never for bald eagles. The decision comes after the tribes sued on grounds of religious freedom. Wyoming Public Radio’s Tristan Ahtone has the story.

Listen here on NPR.

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tristan ahtone

Tristan Ahtone is an award winning journalist and member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma. Born in Arizona and raised across the United States, he was educated at the Institute of American Indian Arts and the Columbia School of Journalism. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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