Utah Admin. Code R657-20-17 - Hacking of Falconry Raptors and other Training Techniques
Current through Bulletin No. 2021-18, September 15, 2021
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(1) Only a General or Master Class Falconer may hack a falconry raptor or raptors.
(2) Raptors at hack count against possession limits and must be a species authorized for possession.
(3) Hybrid raptors at hack must have two (2) attached and functioning radio transmitters.
(4)(a) Raptors may not to be released to hack near the nesting area of a federally threatened or endangered bird species or in any other location where the raptor is likely to harm a federally listed threatened or endangered animal species that might be disturbed or taken by the raptor at hack.
(b) Information on federally-listed species can be obtained from the Service.
(5) The Division must be notified prior to hacking a falconry raptor.
(6) Use of other falconry training or conditioning techniques.
(a) Other acceptable falconry practices may be used, such as the use of tethered flying, lures, balloons, or kites in training or conditioning raptors for falconry.
(b) Falconry raptors may be flown at pen-raised animals or at bird species not protected under this rule or the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, so long as those activities otherwise comply with Titles 4 and 23 of Utah Code.