That a released raptor hunts and comes back to its master is an act of pure interspecies magic.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently proposed a number of changes in falconry regulations. The changes will simplify and update the agency's regulations to reflect current practices in the traditional use of raptors for sport hunting.
The proud symbol of a nation for more than two centuries, the iconic and elegant American bald eagle also is emblematic of a snail-paced federal bureaucracy.