Federal eagle repository deals with backlog of 6000 requests

The National Eagle Repository in Colorado responded to more than 3,000 requests for eagle feathers and eagle parts last year.

But that still wasn't enough to reduce the backlog. The repository, which is part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, has more than 6,000 order to fill, meaning it could take years to secure feathers or parts.

Only members of federally recognized tribes can request eagle feathers or parts from the repository.

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