Utah Admin. Code R657-20-15 - Recapture of Falconry Raptors

(1) A 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 possession.
(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 designee.
(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 Division.


Utah Admin. Code R657-20-15
Amended by Utah State Bulletin Number 2017-18, effective 8/21/2017

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