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Daugaard proclaims Bald Eagle Awareness Week in South Dakota

PIERRE (AP) -- Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed the last week of February as Bald Eagle Awareness Week in South Dakota. Various events have been scheduled between Feb. 23 and 28 that will allow individuals across the state to learn more about ...

PIERRE (AP) - Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed the last week of February as Bald Eagle Awareness Week in South Dakota.

Various events have been scheduled between Feb. 23 and 28 that will allow individuals across the state to learn more about bald eagles and other birds of prey.

Educators from the Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota will host an event featuring live birds of prey on Feb. 26 at the Outdoor Campus of the Game, Fish and Parks Department in Sioux Falls. The Outdoor Campus in Rapid City will also host a free raptor-themed event, which is planned for Feb. 28.

Bald Eagle Awareness Week is an annual event sponsored by conservation and outdoor recreation organizations, merchants and other conservation agencies.

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