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Native man from Canada faces charges for killing eagle in Nevada






An eagle, a hawk, eagle feathers, hawk feathers and hawk parts were seized by authorities in Nevada. Photo from Nevada Department of Wildlife

A Native man from Canada has been charged in Nevada for killing an eagle and possessing raptor parts.

Dana Morley McIvor is charged with six counts of unlawful possession of raptor and raptor parts and one count of unlawful kill of an eagle, the Nevada Department of Wildlife said in a press release. Authorities said he had a recently killed eagle and a recently killed hawk in his vehicle, along with 124 eagle and hawk feathers, plus two wings from another recently killed hawk.

McIvor resides on the Arizona portion of the Navajo Nation but is not a member of a federally recognized tribe. He told authorities that he is Ojibwa from Canada, the Associated Press and The Reno Gazette-Journal reported.

As a result, McIvor could be facing federal charges for violating eagle protection laws. Although members of recognized tribes can secure eagle feathers and parts, the exception has not been extended to Native people from Canada or other counties.

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Suspect says contraband eagle parts 'for ceremonial purposes' (The Reno Gazette-Journal 2/3)
Arizona man arrested in Nevada for allegedly killing eagles (AP 2/2)
Arizona man arrested for possessing birds of prey (The Elko Daily Free Press 2/2)
Man faces multiple charges for possession of raptor parts and feathers (KOLO 2/2)