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Order Eagle Parts and Feathers

For hundreds of years, Native Americans have used eagle parts and feathers for religious and cultural purposes, including healing, marriage and naming ceremonies. Recognizing the significance of eagles to Native Americans, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) established the National Eagle Repository (Repository) in the early 1970s to provide Native Americans with the carcasses, parts and feathers of golden and bald eagles for religious purposes.

Who may obtain eagle carcasses, parts, and feathers from the Repository?

Only enrolled members of federally recognized tribes may apply to receive and possess eagle carcasses, parts and feathers from the Repository for religious purposes.

How do I apply for these items from the Repository?

To apply for an eagle carcass or parts or feathers from the Repository for the first time, you must submit a Permit Application & First Order request, and a Certificate of Enrollment in a Federally Recognized Tribe (Form 3-200-15A) to the Regional Migratory Bird Permit Office responsible for the State in which you live. The Permit Office will process your permit application and, if approved, issue you a permit to possess for religious purposes eagle carcasses or parts (including feathers) provided by the Repository. The Permit Office will simultaneously transmit your First Order to the Repository for filling. If you wish to order additional carcasses or parts at a later time, you must submit a Re-order Request (Form 3-200-15B) directly to the Repository.

For more information and to complete application, click on form above.

Service Area


This service is available both inside and outside the Chickasaw Nation's boundaries