U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Quadruples Annual Take Limit for Bald Eagles

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service published notice that it is increasing the maximum take limit for bald eagles effective immediately for all flyways but for the Alaska and Pacific Flyway, for which it was impractical to conduct an assessment with the agency’s existing resources. The agency has increased the total annual take limit for bald eagles across all other flyways from 3,731 to 15,832. The majority of the take permits issued are for incidental harm and harassment to bald eagles.