Fish on the menu for Thanksgiving at Raptor Center

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving season?

At Teton Raptor Center, they have more than a dozen hungry residents at any given time, some of whom have a definite taste for fish. They are very thankful for partners like Teton Valley Lodge in Driggs, Idaho.

Tom Cleary

Guide Tom Cleary set a goal this past summer of helping out Teton Raptor Center’s Bald Eagles by keeping a steady supply of fresh fish coming in at TRC. While guiding fishing trips along the South Fork of the Snake River, Cleary and angling clients set a specific objective of catching some whitefish to keep for the eagles at TRC.

The Teton Valley Lodge team was able to hook more than 150 pounds of fish. It will keep River, TRC’s resident Bald Eagle, as well as the center’s recovering eagle patients fed through the winter months with local fish. This generosity, combined with the ongoing efforts of the National Fish Hatchery to share cutthroat trout with TRC’s Bald Eagles, will make for a healthy and delicious winter.

Adrian Rouse

Thanks also to the center’s intern, Adrian Rouse, who spent many of his days off work fishing local waters to keep TRC eagles from going hungry.


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