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Bird in the Hand

Scott Simpson hunts with Maggie, his golden eagle, on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 north of Casper, Wyo. Simpson is one of about 60 falconers licensed to possess an eagle in the U.S., of whom only about 12 are active hunters.  (AP Photo/Casper Star-Tribune, Alan Rogers)

Scott Simpson hunts with Maggie, his golden eagle, on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 north of Casper, Wyo. Simpson is one of about 60 falconers licensed to possess an eagle in the U.S., of whom only about 12 are active hunters. (AP Photo/Casper Star-Tribune, Alan Rogers)

Scott Simpson hunts with Maggie, his golden eagle, on Sunday, north of Casper, Wyo. Simpson is one of about 60 falconers licensed to possess an eagle in the U.S., of whom only about 12 are active hunters. (AP Photo/Caseper Star-Tribune, Alan Rogers)