A reduction of federal funding necessitated closing the Eagle Center at Deer Mountain Tribal Hatchery and Eagle Center. All of the birds were transferred to the raptor center in Sitka and are in good hands. Future plans for a raptor center are undetermined at this time.
The Eagle Center would like to thank those who generously offered feed donations for the birds, but that is no longer necessary.
The Deer Mountain Tribal Hatchery will continue its normal operations. Whether or not there will be tours during the next visitor season is unknown at this time (December, 2012).