Animals: Eagle Thinning

"The golden eagle," cried Idaho's State Game Warden Amos Eckert last month, "is wild life's Public Enemy No. 1."

What had roused the warden were reports sent down from central Idaho's wild Salmon River and Sawtooth Mountain country. One hunter wrote that he had found a dozen sets of lambs' feet in one golden eagle's nest, three sets of goats' feet in another, seen eagles kill a 2-year- old mule deer. For years Idaho has paid a $1 bounty on golden eagles. Now Warden Eckert ordered his predator exterminators to begin a systematic campaign against...

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