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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skippie
skippie

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?

retired
retired

Be weary of the Dnr counting anything. Like deer population. Lets see, 1,2,3,4, that makes for 55 deer.

Mr LaMarr
Mr LaMarr

I hear they taste like chicken.

danno
danno

They're killing all the deer, let's have a hunting season.

magnum1
magnum1

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.

Harvey
Harvey

Some republican will claim they are the "chickens of the sky."

rali74
rali74

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.

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