Oldest Eagle on Record Released in Vilas County

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From: WSAW - Wausau,WI,USA

Posted: 9:33 PM Nov 3, 2008
Last Updated: 9:33 PM Nov 3, 2008
Reporter: WSAW Staff
Email Address: news@wsaw.com

The oldest eagle on record once again is flying free.

The 31-year-old female soared into the sky after being released by wildlife officials in Lac Du Flambeau Fri., Oct. 31st. It had been hit by a car on Highway 47 near Fence Lake earlier in the month.

The Department of Natural Resources says the bird is one of 6,000 eagles that were banded back in 1977. They say the average age of adult eagles is 10-12 years old.

The release ceremony was special to the Lac Du Flambeau community. Eagles are honored and shown the deepest respect by the tribe.

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