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DNR counts 186 eagles in SW Wisconsin

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BOSCOBEL, Wis. (AP) -- State wildlife biologists say they've counted nearly 200 bald eagles along the lower Wisconsin River.

Department of Natural Resources biologists say on Jan. 4 they observed 186 eagles along the river between Petenwell Lake and the Mississippi River in Crawford County.  They saw 128 adults and 58 immature eagles.

The greatest concentration was between Spring Green and Lone Rock, where biologists counted 30 eagles.

The DNR has conducted the survey annually since 1992.  The agency noted a record low of 11 eagles in 1997 and a record high of 614 in 2004.

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