(a) A licensee may transfer a wild-caught raptor to another licensee if no money, goods, or services are exchanged. A licensee may purchase, sell, trade, or barter any lawfully possessed raptor that is bred in captivity under a federal raptor propagation permit and banded with a numbered seamless marker issued by the Commission, provided that the parties involved in the transaction are authorized to possess the raptor under this Section, 50 CFR 21, or the foreign country of his or her residence or domicile, in accordance with 50 CFR 21.29(f)(15).

(b) A licensee may acquire a raptor from a permitted rehabilitator subject to the restrictions and conditions set forth in 50 CFR 21.29(e)(7).

(c) A licensee shall not take, possess, or transport a raptor in violation of the restrictions, conditions, and requirements of the CFR 21.29, G.S. 113-270.3, and this Section.

(d) Upon the death of a licensee, any lawfully held raptors shall be transferred in accordance with 50 CFR 21.29(f)(21).

(e) Any status change of a raptor, including death of the raptor or the licensee, loss due to theft, acquisition, sale, transfer, intentional release, and rebanding shall be reported to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, as set forth in 50 CFR 21.29(e)(6).

(f) Dead birds shall be disposed of in a manner described in 50 CFR 21.29(f)(13).

(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; February 1, 1994; April 1, 1991; February 1, 1985. Amended by North Carolina Register Volume 32, Issue 17, March 1, 2018 effective February 1, 2018.)

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