falconry raptor that has been lost may be recaptured at any time without the
need to purchase a Raptor Capture Permit.
(2) Recapture of an escaped raptor is not
considered to be the taking of a raptor from the wild.
(3) A raptor wearing falconry equipment or a
lost or escaped captive-bred raptor may be recaptured at any time by any other
permitted falconer, even if the permittee performing the recapture is not
allowed to possess the species.
(a) A recaptured raptor will not count
against a permitted falconer's possession limit, nor will its recapture from
the wild count against the permitted falconer's replacement limit.
(b) A recaptured falconry raptor must be
returned to the permittee who lost it if that individual may legally take
(c) Disposition of a
recaptured falconry raptor where the permittee's legal authority to possess the
bird is in question will be determined by the Division Director or
(d) A recaptured falconry
raptor temporarily held for return to the permittee who lost it will not count
against the possession or replacement limit on take of raptors from the wild if
the individual temporarily holding the raptor has reported the recapture to the
Utah Admin. Code
State Bulletin Number 2017-18, effective