Eagle Feather Law

The eagle feather law provides many exceptions to federal wildlife laws regarding eagles and other migratory birds to enable Native Americans to continue their traditional practices.

Under the current language of the eagle feather law, individuals of certifiable Native American ancestry enrolled in a federally recognized tribe are legally authorized to obtain eagle feathers. Additionally, a change in law made it legal for all active, non active and reserve members past, present and future, of the United States Army 101st "Screaming Eagle" Division, to possess one single eagle feather in honor of their service. These feathers are not allowed to be passed on to any non 101st member or non-native. Unauthorized persons found with an eagle or its parts in their possession can be fined up to $25,000. The eagle feather law allows for individuals who are adopted members of federally recognized tribes to obtain eagle feathers and eagle feather permits.

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