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Chris L.
12-13-2007, 05:26 PM
This thread will remain open to provide a place to post information about the states links and contact info. Once it has been moved to the appropriate state section the post will be deleted. Please help us keep on top of the most current info. Again, this is not a place to discuss regulations or what you thin is right or wrong. Call your local DNR to clarify your questions or concerns.

Again, if info we have is out dated, help us keep it current.

Links that have been done:

South Carolina

New york- thanks red tail falconer

Maine- thanks Tom

Florida and Tennessee - thanks Jen

Texas_ Thanks Brandi

Pennsylvania - Thanks Fred

Michigan - thanks Joe

Arkansas_ thanks Kim

New Mexico_ thanks paul

California- thanks bill

Minnesota _ thanks Bill ( outhawkin)

Illinois- thanks eragon


Please look at your state and see if they are on the list or if you have any updated info or more info please post it here. I will update as needed. Thank you for your help guys

Chris L.
12-14-2007, 12:08 PM
Could we get a locked thread for state clubs also?

My idea is a links thread somehow bracketing down to state info; regs., clubs, etc.

Fred, I agree. If you all have state club web sites I will include them as well

redtailfalconer
12-14-2007, 04:24 PM
This is most of the states clubs.
http://www.lifalconry.com/nysfws/clubs.html

Kris

Chris L.
12-18-2007, 08:54 PM
updated list.. please look and see if your state is done.. if not please post info here

threetoe
01-30-2008, 03:30 PM
California Falconers take NOTE:

DFG:
California requires yearly licensing for Falconers.

The current license says it expires on Feb. 29th, 2008.

California Falconers should see a letter from DFG in the next two weeks that will be a legal extension to their license from February 29th, 2008 to June 30th, 2008.

This change is to make the Falconry License run concurrent with the Hunting License.

Because of this change, apprentices (if they licensed in 2006 or 2007) are forced to add 4 months to their apprenticeship.

USFWS:
Every time a license is renewed, a copy must be sent to USFWS.
USFWS charges 100 dollars each time they sign off on a permit.
That means Californians must pay USFWS 100 dollars each time they renew.

threetoe
02-02-2008, 06:53 PM
I received the extension letter today. (2/2/08)

It states that a copy of it must accompany your license at all times.

Isobael
02-15-2008, 03:01 PM
State club: Washington Falconer's Association : http://www.wafalconers.org/

Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North
Olympia, WA 98502-1091
(360) 902-2200 (ask for the Falconry Division/Department)

They'll send you a packet containing:

-Potential sponsors in your region. (You can give them a general area of where you will travel to; I said King County and South Pierce County, so they sent me two regions. Note: Even if these people are listed on the Potential Sponsor list, it's no guarantee they'll even take apprentices.)
-Joint State and Federal Falconry Permit Application
-WA state requirements for obtaining a falconry permit
-Guidelines on what your sponsor will expect of you
-WA state Legislation and laws on Falconry
-The Mews/Facilities Inspection requirements and checklist
-Information on NAFA and how to join NAFA (NOT a requirement for a falconry permit!)

At this time, there is no dedicated WA state Falconry website, unfortunately. You just have to call them to get the info, and it's not a very well put together packet either.

Also note, that WA state requires you to have a sponsor to sign your application before they will contact you to schedule you for your exam.

Rudd
02-15-2008, 03:20 PM
Thanks Sandie. This was on my to do list this week and just haven't made the time to find the phone number. Will be moving in April and want to get everything ready.

Isobael
02-15-2008, 03:26 PM
NY State Falconry

I contacted a woman who sent me a brochure via PDF, that had a teaser of information and a mini application to fill out for more information.

If you do not live in NY, they require $2.00 for postage to ship the info packet out to you.

So I filled it out, sent it in with $2.00, and waited.

Less than a week later, I received a large packet in the mail.

Inside was:

A business card for someone in the Special Licenses Unit (Is it just me or does NY seem to like the "special X unit" tag?! SVU anyone?)

State application and instructions.

NY State Licensed Falconers list

Regional Offices list

Migratory Game Bird Hunting Regulations

Falconry Regulations

New York State Falconry Guide booklet

AND...

New York State Falconry Examination Manual

The study guide isn't as "pretty" or as in depth as the California Study Guide, but it covers basically the same, and you can't beat the price!

As soon as I get Chris' email addy, I'll send him the brochure PDF so he can post it to the NY thread and you can send for your own packet.

=)

Isobael
02-15-2008, 03:46 PM
Thanks Sandie. This was on my to do list this week and just haven't made the time to find the phone number. Will be moving in April and want to get everything ready.

You're welcome!

iowafalconer
03-28-2008, 01:53 PM
Iowa Falconry Regulations
http://www.legis.state.ia.us/ACO/IAChtml/571.htm#chapter_571_101
http://www.legis.state.ia.us/ACO/IAChtml/571.htm#chapter_571_102
http://www.legis.state.ia.us/ACO/IAChtml/571.htm#chapter_571_103

Contact Information - Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Falconry Permits and Licensing: Steve Dermand (515) 281-5145
Nongame Programs: Pat Schlarbaum (515) 432-2823

Iowa Falconer’s Association
http://www.iowafalconer.com (http://www.iowafalconer.com/)

FredFogg
03-28-2008, 03:13 PM
Chris,

North Carolina Falconers Guild
http://www.ncfalconersguild.org/


NORTH CAROLINA FALCONRY REGULATIONS
http://www.ncfalconersguild.org/NCFalconryRegs.htm

Isobael
03-31-2008, 12:44 PM
State club: Washington Falconer's Association : http://www.wafalconers.org/

Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North
Olympia, WA 98502-1091
(360) 902-2200 (ask for the Falconry Division/Department)

They'll send you a packet containing:

-Potential sponsors in your region. (You can give them a general area of where you will travel to; I said King County and South Pierce County, so they sent me two regions. Note: Even if these people are listed on the Potential Sponsor list, it's no guarantee they'll even take apprentices.)
-Joint State and Federal Falconry Permit Application
-WA state requirements for obtaining a falconry permit
-Guidelines on what your sponsor will expect of you
-WA state Legislation and laws on Falconry
-The Mews/Facilities Inspection requirements and checklist
-Information on NAFA and how to join NAFA (NOT a requirement for a falconry permit!)

At this time, there is no dedicated WA state Falconry website, unfortunately. You just have to call them to get the info, and it's not a very well put together packet either.

Also note, that WA state requires you to have a sponsor to sign your application before they will contact you to schedule you for your exam.

I just received email from the person who is in charge of the Falconry department for WA state, or at least, Western WA.

Dear Sandie,

Thank you for contacting the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
regarding your falconry application. My name is Cody Arocho, I am
currently the falconry coordinator, and will be processing your
application as soon as I can. Your exam will not cost you anything, nor
will Washington state charge you for a falconry permit. The only fee
that you will see is the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
will charge you $100.00 for the joint application with Washington state.
That will come later in the process, you will get all that information
mailed to your address. The test are set up when we contact a biologist
or and enforcement officer, they will set a date and time, and then you
will go in, take the exam, and they will send the results back to us.
All that information will be passed your way as well. Thanks for your
patients, and I will get this going just as soon as I can.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact me at
360-902-2690.

Cody Arocho
Wildlife Program
arochcma@dfw.wa.gov
360-902-2690


So, that is the person you want to contact in WA/Western WA about Falconry.

Flatwater Falconer
04-11-2008, 05:21 PM
Hi Chris;
Here's what you need for Nebraska


http://www.sos.ne.gov/rules-and-regs/regsearch/Rules/Game_and_Parks_Commission/Title-163/Chapter-4.pdf


I'm the secretary for our state club. Please let me know if this works for you. Thanks for putting up all this on your site.

Flatwater Falconer
04-11-2008, 05:24 PM
Home Page: Nebraska Falconers Association
http://home.earthlink.net/~nebraskafalconers/ (http://home.earthlink.net/~nebraskafalconers/)

Flatwater Falconer
05-02-2008, 06:45 PM
http://www.iowadnr.gov/law/files/07huntingregs.pdf

These are the Iowas hunting regs which include their falconry regs.

Will post other stuff if I can find it.

Saluqi
05-21-2008, 11:40 AM
Raptor Take Policy
http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/apps_permit/documents/2008RaptorTakePolicy.pdf


Falconry Draw Information
http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/apps_permit/documents/raptor_entry_1-29.pdf

threetoe
05-23-2008, 11:44 PM
California's Falconers should have gotten their renewal forms from DFG by now.

manog
06-25-2008, 05:31 PM
Just realized they didnt send me an '08-'09 progress report! Too late to wait for them to mail me a new one. Anyone have a copy? The '07-'08 are online- i am afraid to use it and have it kicked back...

Any advice?

Jay
06-26-2008, 10:58 PM
Here are the MA state regs as well as a link to the state club

http://www.mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/cmr/dfw_cmr_300.htm#304

http://www.mfhtrust.com/home.html

Jay
06-26-2008, 11:00 PM
Also here are the state regs for VT

http://www.leg.state.vt.us/statutes/fullsection.cfm?Title=10APPENDIX&Chapter=001&Section=00011

threetoe
07-02-2008, 03:08 PM
Apprentice report is here for California

http://www.nafex.net/showthread.php?t=1316

Ken S.
07-07-2008, 08:27 PM
http://www.dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/falconry.asp

Migisi
09-19-2008, 11:44 AM
Online IL falconry regulations: http://dnr.state.il.us/LEGAL/ADOPTED/1590.pdf

Great Lakes Falconers Assn:
http://www.greatlakesfalconers.org/

Raptor Management and Falconry Seminars (structured education for aspiring falconers):
http://www.soar-inc.org/soarseminars.html

jondarp
09-26-2008, 08:32 AM
Here's a link to portion of the the Connecticut Department of Envrionmental Protection (DEP) web site that deals with falconry.
http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2700&q=323360&depNav_GID=1633 (http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2700&q=323360&depNav_GID=1633)

Here's a link to our club web page:
http://www.ctfalconers.com/ (http://www.ctfalconers.com/)

gabboon
09-27-2008, 01:43 AM
http://www.dsd.state.md.us/comar/08/08.03.09.07.htm

tking308
08-23-2009, 09:29 AM
This should get you all the information you need for Kentucky.

http://fw.ky.gov/Navigation.aspx?cid=471

Todd

jkruer01
09-20-2009, 10:46 AM
Kentucky Falconers Association
www.KentuckyFalconersAssociation.com

Jeremy

Larry
10-01-2009, 05:14 PM
Online Iowa Falconry Regulations
http://www.legis.state.ia.us/aspx/ACODocs/ruleList.aspx?pubDate=12-17-2008&agency=571&chapter=102

Iowa Falconers Association
http://iowafalconer.com/

Migisi
10-01-2009, 06:23 PM
Illinois Falconer's Organization (IFO): http://www.illinoisfalconers.org/

grb
01-18-2010, 11:45 PM
http://wildlife.utah.gov/falconry/

hawkstir
01-19-2010, 11:40 AM
http://www.pfht.org/laws.php

Eragon
02-15-2010, 10:21 PM
Idaho - http://adm.idaho.gov/adminrules/rules/00codearchive/IDAPA13/0114.pdf

Exile
08-01-2010, 11:29 PM
Montana Regs are here
http://fwp.mt.gov/doingBusiness/licenses/falconry.html
As Jan. 2010, Montana is one of the first states to adopt, be approved, and act under the new federal regs. With the exception of a few house keeping items, Montana has pretty much adopted the new Fed Regs as written.

This has opened up quite a bit of room for those of us that are apprentices, allowing use to take nearly any bird we would like from the wild, with the option of having a captive bred bird as well.

The Montana Falconers Association (MFA) does not have website, nor does it have an organizational email address. If you are interested in Contacting the MFA, please feel free to contact me, and I will be happy to give you the information you seek.

Good Hunting!

FredFogg
02-08-2011, 03:41 PM
If you are a NAFA member, the NAFA website has all of the states regulations that are converted as of now and will be adding those others that get converted at this link (http://www.n-a-f-a.com/members/RegsStatesQA.htm).

FredFogg
01-19-2012, 06:29 PM
The current NC Falconry Regulations are here (http://www.ncfalconersguild.org/NCFalconryRegs.htm).

Saluqi
03-08-2012, 05:35 PM
The New Mexico raptor take policy has been updated to reflect the new raptor take season dates of our new state falconry regulations. In addition I had the chance to re-write the policy to open take to non-residents for all species that residents are allowed take, with the exception of peregrines.

What this means to non-residents is if their state has reciprocal take, then it will now be possible to enter the drawing for the take of goshawks and Harris's hawks, residents will be drawn first and then non-residents will be drawn. The policy can be found here: http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/apps_permit/documents/forms/RaptorTakePolicy2012.pdf

The application here: http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/apps_permit/documents/forms/FalconryRaptorTakeApplication.pdf

Deadline for this year's drawing is tomorrow, 3/9/2012. You can fill out the application and email it back to the department and then call in with your credit card information to pay the fee. The phone number is on the application.

Venomlust
08-16-2012, 07:39 PM
Update to the attempt for California to get their S**T together and adopt the new regulations. I'm frankly unimpressed, unless I've missed something great in here, and worried that we're going to miss the deadline:

As of August 10, 2012:
http://www.dfg.ca.gov/wildlife/falconry/docs/FalconryConferenceCallNotes-2012-08-10.pdf

No more wild take of Ferruginous, still only RTHA and AMKE for apprentices, $250 facility inspection fee (no more sponsors doing the inspection), lottery for Prairie Falcons (14), lottery for Goshawks in the Lake Tahoe Basin area (1 - can still trap outside the area, if you can find them?). Among other things...

And for the record, these are the requests the California Hawking Club had for the new regs:


Apprentices can be 12 years old with parental support and approval.
Apprentices can fly a large number of raptors including sharp-shins, Coopers, goshawks, merlins, and gyrs.
Apprentices can purchase their first hawk or falcon (or owl) from a captive breeder.
General falconers can fly three birds
A falconer can be general at 16 years
A general can fly all species but eagles
Master falconers can fly five wild birds including eagles
Master falconers can have an unlimited number of captive-bred birds
In addition we want to add provisions to the state regs that are not a part of federal regs, including:
Three-year license renewal
Year-round trapping of juvenile birds

Supposedly we're "on schedule" for the newly revised deadline of January 14, 2014. If we miss this, that's it.

From the most recent NAFA Hawk Chalk (August 2012): Dr. George Allen of the USFWS:


ďWhat really happens if the State misses the deadline?Ē

It remains to be seen, but Iíll argue strongly against continuing to allow falconry in States that donít make the change. The States asked for the
change in 1999. We told them that it was likely in the 2005 proposed rule for the falconry regulations changes, and we made it final in 2008. They have
had many years in which to prepare. Making changes to the regulations or otherwise accommodating States that donít make the September 2013 cutoff (for 2014) will add to our workload and cost additional taxpayer money. We
have other regulations issues to deal with, and our budget is declining. I donít wish to make special allowances for States that donít make the changes in time.

Tom Scheib
08-16-2012, 08:28 PM
They can be found here, and appear to be on sked to make the deadline. The changes appear to be positive, and I particularly like the one about being able to get a sponsor from a neighboring state when you live along the border and there is no one close by........a little common sense.

http://www.wisconsinfalconers.org/PDF/NR%2018%203-7-12.pdf

Venomlust
08-18-2012, 11:25 AM
California:

Perhaps I read the file wrong, CHC President informs me that the regs will be ready to roll by January 2013, but will not be adopted until January 2014. I apologize for my error.

Chad L.
08-18-2012, 11:43 AM
Colorado regs

http://wildlife.state.co.us/SiteCollectionDocuments/DOW/RulesRegs/Regulations/Ch06.pdf

Divison of wildlife special licensing application page

http://wildlife.state.co.us/RulesRegs/SpecialLicenses/Applications/Pages/Applications.aspx

High Plains Falconers Assoc.

http://highplainsfalconers.com/index.php

Colorado Hawking Club

http://www.coloradohawkingclub.com/

jim99705
10-18-2012, 12:21 PM
http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/static/license/otherlicense/pdfs/falcman.pdf

rkumetz
01-21-2013, 03:14 PM
VT F&W has posted the draft of the new regs here

http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com/commissionerrules/Hunting_and_trapping/2012%20Falconry%20Rule%20Text%20Annotated.pdf

Not only have we not made any gains but we lost wild gos take for general permit holders. Now our entire wild take is passage RT for all and passage gos for master permits only.

FredFogg
01-29-2013, 10:46 AM
If you are a NAFA member, the NAFA website has all of the states regulations that are converted as of now and will be adding those others that get converted at this link (http://www.n-a-f-a.com/members/RegsStatesQA.htm).

They are no longer at the above link, they are now here (http://n-a-f-a.com/RegsStates.html). Please go to that link and let me know if your state is not listed and a link to your states regs once you are converted. Thanks!

Bryce
03-27-2013, 04:21 PM
Idaho Fish and Game Regions Contact Info
http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/about/offices/?getPage=52

Idaho Falconry Regs
http://adminrules.idaho.gov/rules/current/13/0114.pdf

Idaho Falconers Association
http://idahofalconers.org/

forensics
02-26-2014, 07:55 PM
2014 Florida regs. Current NAFEX link is dead. State code 68a-9 005 is current as of Jan. 2014. Go to link https://www.flrules.org/gateway/ruleno.asp?id=68A-9.005
Go to Final 68a-9 005 two down on bottom left click word doc left side. pdf.

State Info Link for Falconry is at.
http://www.myfwc.com/license/captive-wildlife/applications/falconry-biblio/

http://www.
68A-9.005 Falconry.
(http://www.myfwc.com/license/captive-wildlife/applications)
myfwc.com/license/captive-wildlife/applications (http://www.myfwc.com/license/captive-wildlife/applications)

jnelly32
03-03-2014, 01:13 AM
The latest Colorado state falconry regs can be found here: http://wildlife.state.co.us/SiteCollectionDocuments/DOW/RulesRegs/Regulations/Ch06.pdf

Libby Henits is in charge of falconry licensing for the Colorado Division of Wildlife and can be contacted at (303) 291-7227.

Colorado has two official state clubs:

The High Plains Falconers: http://www.highplainsfalconers.com/

The Colorado Hawking Club: http://www.coloradohawkingclub.com/

forensics
03-25-2014, 02:15 PM
Florida current as of Jan 2014. One in the actual page below is a dead link. This one is direct. http://www.flrules.org/gateway/ruleno.asp?id=68A-9.005

Florida Falconers Association (http://http://floridafalconry.com/)

forensics
04-02-2014, 07:34 PM
Indiana....... http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/files/fw-FalconryLicenseInfo.pdf