W. Va. Code R. § 58-65-8 - Nonresident and Temporary Resident Falconry

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

8.1. A 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.
8.3. 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 permit.
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 class.
8.4. A 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 Virginia.
8.6. The 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 rule.


W. Va. Code R. § 58-65-8

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