10H .0802 - PERMIT AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

10H .0802. PERMIT AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

(a) Non-residents of this State shall not take, possess, transport, or import a raptor for falconry purposes or practice falconry in this State without first obtaining the following:

(1) a falconry license or permit from a state, tribe, or territory that has been approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as meeting federal falconry standards; and

(2) a North Carolina falconry license as required by G.S. 113-270.3(b)(4), unless traveling through North Carolina with no intention of practicing falconry while in North Carolina.

(b) Residents of this State shall not take, possess, transport, or import a raptor for falconry purposes or practice falconry in this State without having first obtained a North Carolina falconry license.

(c) A North Carolina resident who holds a falconry license issued by the Commission may transport his or her raptors into or through other states, tribal lands, and territories for use in falconry, and shall observe all laws and regulations of such states governing the possession and transportation of raptors and the practice of falconry.

(d) In addition to criminal penalties for violation provided by federal law and state statute, licenses shall be subject to suspension or revocation in accordance with applicable state and federal law.

(Authority G.S. 113-134; 113-270.3(b)(4); 50 C.F.R. 21.28; 50 C.F.R. 21.29; Eff. September 1, 1979; Amended Eff. January 1, 2012; July 1, 1998. Amended by North Carolina Register Volume 32, Issue 17, March 1, 2018 effective February 1, 2018.)

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