EAGLE BAITING: Photographers Use Sling Shot For Perfect Shot

Some bald eagles in eastern Iowa got some help catching dinner from photographers hoping to catch the perfect shot.

“We might be cheating a little bit but it would be a long afternoon if we waited for them to fish on their own,” photographer Larry Tibbet explained.

Wildlife photographers have been flocking to LeClair near the Quad Cities where hundreds of eagles are nesting.

Photographers got tired of waiting for great action shots so they helped create them by using a slingshot to launch fish out onto the ice.

When the birds swooped down, the cameras were ready.

It’s not illegal to “bait” for eagles as long as the fish are purchased from a licensed dealer.

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