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Northern Arapaho Tribe receives permit to take bald eagles

The Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming has received a federal permit to kill two bald eagles, the Associated Press reports.

The tribe filed an application for a permit with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service nearly three years ago. The tribe sued the agency last year as the process dragged on.

Permits to take bald eagles are rarely, if ever granted. And going through the National Eagle Repository for eagle parts can take years.

The bald eagle is no longer considered an endangered or threatened species. But it remains protected under federal laws.

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Wyoming tribe gets rare permit to kill bald eagles (AP 3/13)

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