15A NCAC 10H .0802      PERMIT AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

(a)  No non-resident of this state shall take, possess, transport, or import a raptor for falconry purposes or practice falconry in this state without having first obtained and having in possession:

(1)           a falconry permit from a state, tribe or territory which has been certified by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as meeting federal falconry standards; and

(2)           a North Carolina falconry license as required by G.S. 113-270.3(b)(4), unless traveling through North Carolina with no intention of practicing falconry while in North Carolina.

(b)  No resident of this state shall take, possess, transport, or import a raptor for falconry purposes or practice falconry in this state without having first obtained and having in possession a North Carolina falconry license.

(c)  In addition to criminal penalties for violation provided by federal law and state statute, licenses are subject to suspension or revocation in accordance with applicable law.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 113-134; 113-270.3(b)(4); 50 C.F.R. 21.28; 50 C.F.R. 21.29;

Eff. September 1, 1979;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2012; July 1, 1998;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. December 6, 2016.