CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming tribe that earlier this month received the nation's first permit allowing members to kill bald eagles for religious purposes has renewed its legal challenge against the federal government over permit language that prohibits killing the birds on the tribe's reservation.
The Northern Arapaho Tribe filed an amended federal complaint Friday against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The federal agency on March 9 granted the Northern Arapaho a permit allowing members to kill two eagles only outside the Wind River Indian Reservation, which the Arapaho share with the Eastern Shoshone Tribe.
In the new complaint, the Arapaho Tribe calls the new permit a "sham." The tribe notes that the state of Wyoming prohibits killing eagles off the reservation and that the federal permit requires adherence to state law.
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