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An eagle that stops in Payson for several months each year for the last seven or eight years, despite the loss of its mate, leaves its perch and swoops down to check the fishing possibilities at the lakes in Green Valley Park. It has competition, as many fisherman also try their luck at catching the 'big one'.

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Bald eagle battle continues to flare

USFWS insists eagles don’t need extra help

Arizona’s population of bald eagles isn’t endangered, says the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. That’s the conclusion that springs from the federal agency’s latest declaration, in response to repeated chastisement by assorted federal judges. For the third time, the USFWS has concluded the Arizona eagles don’t need continued protection under the Endangered Species Act.

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