W. Va. Code R. § 58-65-12 - Use of eagles in falconry

Current through Register Vol. XXXVIII, No. 51, December 23, 2021

12.1. Only master falconers may possess eagles for use in falconry.
12.2. Master falconers may possess or transport up to two eagles of the following species: golden eagles(Aquila chrysaetos), white-tailed eagles (Haliaeetus albicilla), or Steller's sea-eagles(Haliaeetus pelagicus), subject to the requirements of this section and Eagle Permits, Permits for Falconry Purposes 50 C.F.R. § 22.24. Any eagles held for falconry count against the possession limit of the permittee.
12.3. Before a permittee may possess an eagle for use in falconry he or she shall document and submit the following information to the Division:
12.3.1. The permittee's experience in handling large raptors, including information about the species he or she has handled and the type and duration of the activity in which he or she has gained experience; and
12.3.2. At least two letters of reference from persons with experience handling and or flying large raptors. Each letter shall contain a concise history of the author's experience with large raptors, which can include, but is not limited to, handling large raptors held by zoos, the rehabilitation of large raptors or participation in scientific studies involving large raptors. Each letter shall also assess the permittee's ability to care for and fly large raptors for falconry.


W. Va. Code R. § 58-65-12

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