The division may deny issuing a COR or
permit to any applicant, if:
applicant has violated any provision of Title 23, Utah Wildlife Resources Code,
Administrative Code R657, a certificate of registration, an order of the
Wildlife Board or any other law that when considered with the functions and
responsibilities of practicing the sport of falconry bears a reasonable
relationship to the applicant's ability to safely and responsibly carry out
(b) the applicant
misrepresented or failed to disclose material information required in
connection with the application; or
(c) holding raptors at the proposed location
violates federal, state, or local laws.
(2) A COR is not transferrable.
(3) CORs do not provide the holder with any
rights of succession.
(4) Any COR
issued to a business or organization shall be void upon the termination of the
business or organization or upon bankruptcy or transfer.
resident must possess a valid COR issued by the Division to take, possess, hunt
with, or transport raptors for the purpose of falconry in Utah.
(b) A falconry COR requires up to a
30-business day processing time from the date an application is
(c) A falconry COR is
valid at the Apprentice Class level for a three (3)-year period from date of
(d) A falconry COR is
valid at the General and Master Class level for a five (5)-year period from
date of issuance.
The falconer must have a falconry COR or a legible copy of it in their
immediate possession when not at the location of their falconry facilities and
is trapping, transporting, working with, or flying raptors in
(a) A falconer must obtain a Raptor Capture
Permit prior to capturing or attempting to capture any raptor from the wild in
(b) A valid falconry COR is
required for a Utah resident in order to obtain a Raptor Capture
(c) Nonresident falconers
are not required to purchase a Utah falconry COR in order to purchase a
Nonresident Raptor Capture Permit.
An individual possessing a valid falconry
COR may use a raptor for unrestricted take of unprotected wildlife including
coyote, field mouse, gopher, ground squirrel, jackrabbit, muskrat, raccoon, and
European Starling, House Sparrow, Eurasian Collared Dove, and Rock Dove or
feral pigeon, consistent with the following provisions:
(a) A resident falconer is not required to
possess any other license or permit take these species;
(b) A non-resident falconer is required to
have a current falconry license or permit from his/her state of residence and a
valid federal falconry permit, if applicable.
(9) A falconer may take any species with a
falconry bird for which a Federal Depredation Order is in place under parts
21.43, 44, or 46 of 50 CFR 21, at any time in accordance with the conditions of
the applicable depredation order, as long as the falconer is not paid for doing
A falconer releasing a
raptor for the purpose of hunting protected wildlife not identified in
R657-20-4(8) that are not held in private ownership must first obtain the
appropriate licenses, permits, tags, CORs and stamps as provided in the
applicable rules and guide books of the Wildlife Board, consistent with the
(a) The hunting of
upland game shall be done in accordance with the rule and guide book of the
Wildlife Board for taking upland game species; and
(b) The hunting of migratory game birds shall
be done in accordance with the rule and guide book of the Wildlife Board for
taking migratory game species.
hunting license is not required to take pen-reared game birds with a trained
raptor if the game birds are lawfully possessed and banded with a permanent leg
band purchased from the Division or other permanent marking.
(b) Pen-reared game birds used in falconry
must comply with all requirements in R657-4 and all requirements established by
the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food.