An Act To strengthen the penalties imposed for violations of the Bald Eagle Protection Act, and for other purposes

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  • Several amendments are created for the Act entitled "An Act for the protection of the bald eagle", approved June 8, 1940 (16 U.S.C. 668). Among the amendments are the following provisions. Whoever violates any permit or regulation issued pursuant to this Act, shall be fined not more than $5,000 or imprisoned not more than one year or both. The head of any Federal agency who has issued a lease, license, permit, or other agreement authorizing the grazing of domestic livestock on Federal lands to any person who is convicted of a violation of this Act or of any permit or regulation issued hereunder may immediately cancel each such lease, license, permit, or other agreement.
  • The Secretary of the Interior may permit the taking, possession, and transportation of golden eagles for the purposes of falconry, except that only golden eagles which would be taken because of depredations on livestock or wildlife may be taken for purposes of falconry. The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to enter into cooperative agreements with State fish and wildlife agencies or other appropriate State authorities to facilitate enforcement of this Act. All bald or golden eagles, or parts, nests, or eggs thereof, taken, possessed, sold, purchased, bartered, offered for sale, purchase, or barter, transported, exported, or imported contrary to the provisions of this Act shall be subject to forfeiture to the United States.


Bald Eagle Protection Act


Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 86 Stat. 1064
  • Title 16, Conservation
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

86 Stat. 1064 (1972); Pub. L. No. 92-535 (Book)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


  • 1973
  • 10/23/1972


  • Amendments (Parliamentary practice)
  • Habitat conservation
  • Wildlife
  • Bald eagle
  • Falconry
  • Golden eagle
  • Wildlife conservation


Public Law

Physical description

Number of pages: 2; Page Numbers: 1064-65

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