Q. What is the punishment for being caught with one bald eagle feather in y our home or on your person? -Christine
A. Believe it or not, it is a felony, punishable by $10,000 fine and even possible imprisonment. Seems a little harsh to most people, but that’s the way it is! So best to not even pick up a fallen one.
I believe the native Indian people of Alaska are allowed to have them in pre-existing ceremonial dress or rites, but of course they are not allowed to kill one either.