DNR counts 434 eagles along Wisconsin River

2013-01-17T08:30:00Z DNR counts 434 eagles along Wisconsin RiverState Journal staff madison.com
January 17, 2013 8:30 am  • 

State wildlife officials have counted hundreds of bald eagles feeding along the lower Wisconsin River.

The Department of Natural Resources conducted an aerial survey last week. Agency biologist Dan Goltz counted 434 adult and juvenile birds between the Petenwell Flowage and the Mississippi River. That compares with 186 eagles recorded in last year’s survey.

The eagles were concentrated from the Prairie du Sac dam west to U.S. Highway 14.

Their numbers vary greatly along the river from year to year depending on ice conditions.

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  1. rali74
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    rali74 - January 17, 2013 8:54 pm
    Don't tell Rep. Scott Suder (R-ALEC), Joel Clownfisch, or George Meyer that. They will immediately push for legislation that will allow for packs of dogs to go after the eagles so that they can "harvest" them too. Remember this is the ONLY state that allows dogs to go after wolves and we even allow dogs to be used against turkeys as well. What a dubious distinction to have.
  2. skippie
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    skippie - January 17, 2013 6:37 pm
    I guess if the eagle count was down it would be Walkers fault. Funny how liberals lack deductive reasoning skills. Are they stupid or just poorly educated?
  3. retired
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    retired - January 17, 2013 12:25 pm
    Be weary of the Dnr counting anything. Like deer population. Lets see, 1,2,3,4, that makes for 55 deer.
  4. Mr LaMarr
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    Mr LaMarr - January 17, 2013 10:41 am
    I hear they taste like chicken.
  5. Harvey
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    Harvey - January 17, 2013 10:11 am
    Some republican will claim they are the "chickens of the sky."
  6. danno
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    danno - January 17, 2013 9:31 am
    They're killing all the deer, let's have a hunting season.
  7. magnum1
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    magnum1 - January 17, 2013 9:28 am
    Does this mean that we should have a hunting season on these birds like we did on the wolves? These birds can kill our pets that are outside also.
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