National Eagle Repository

Conserving America's Future

Eagle feathers. Credit: USFWS.

Fact Sheets

Learn everything you need to know about the transportation of eagle parts and feathers.

Bald eagle in flight. Credit: George Gentry, USFWS.

Laws & Regulations

Here you will learn all you need to know about the laws and regulations concerning the protection of Bald and Golden Eagles.

Greater Sage-Grouse distribution map. Credit: USFWS.


Frequently asked questions, procedures for obtaining eagle parts and feathers, photos, statistics, and more.

Alert <<
The National Eagle Repository (NER) has temporarily changed its operations in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.

The majority of Repository staff will temporarily be moving to telework in accordance with Department guidelines. During this time, please use email as a primary source of communication. (

We will continue to process eagle shipments, however processing may be slower. If you feel there is a critical need to send something to the Repository during this time, please contact NER staff at >>

The Repository
, a one of a kind facility, is operated and managed by the Office of Law Enforcement, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and is located at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge northeast of Denver, Colorado. Its purpose is to:

  • Receive, inventory, store, and dispose of confiscated wildlife property ensuring 100% accountability,
  • Receive, evaluate, store and distribute dead bald and golden eagles, parts, and feathers to Native Americans who are enrolled members of federally recognized tribes throughout the United States,
  • Develop and provide educational programs regarding wildlife trade, wildlife laws, endangered species, raptors and the Native American eagle feather program