Current through Register Vol. XXXVIII, No. 51, December 23, 2021
nonresident falconer shall possess a valid falconry permit from
another sate that meets Federal falconry standards to participate in
falconry activities in West Virginia.
8.2. Nonresident falconers shall
possess appropriate nonresident hunting licenses to hunt with a
raptor in West Virginia.
A falconer with a valid
falconry permit from another state who temporarily resides in West
Virginia for 120 days or longer must obtain a West Virginia falconry
8.3.1. The holder of a
valid falconry permit from another state who applies for a West
Virginia falconry permit is not required to take the West Virginia
falconry examination, but is subject to all facility, equipment and
inspection requirements of this rule.
8.3.2. Upon payment of the initial
application fee by the applicant and the certification of his or her
facilities and equipment, the Division shall issue the applicant a
permit in the same class held by the applicant in another state
provided the applicant provides proof of licensure or permit at that
legal immigrant to the United States, with falconry experience in
another country, who assumes residency in West Virginia and wishes to
practice falconry shall follow all the standard application
procedures established in this rule. The Division may issue a permit
in a class consistent with the applicant's documented experience in
his or her country of origin.
8.5. A nonresident licensed
falconer may transport lawfully possessed raptors through West
Division may allow a nonresident falconer to take raptors from the
wild in West Virginia, if the falconer's home state allows reciprocal
nonresident taking of raptors. Nonresident taking of raptors, if
allowed, is subject to the provisions of section 11 of this