15A NCAC 10H .0803      APPLICATION FOR license

(a)  Any individual who wishes to take raptors or to practice falconry in this State shall apply for a falconry license from the Commission, at www.ncwildlife.org, by providing the following information: applicant's name, residence address, date of birth, and facility address, if applicable. Applicants shall either have passed the examination as described in Rule .0804 of this Section, or provide proof of a valid falconry permit or license from another state, provided the state that issued the falconry permit or license has been approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

(b)  Individuals who have relocated to North Carolina have 60 days from the date of relocation to apply for a North Carolina falconry license. Until his or her license is issued by the Commission, the individual may keep any lawfully obtained raptors in facilities described in Rule .0808 of this Section, and may practice falconry provided he or she has a permit or license from a state, tribe, or territory that has been approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

(c)  Apprentice license applications shall include a letter from a sponsor as described in 50 CFR 21.29(c)(2)(i)(C).

(d)  General license applications shall include a letter from a General or Master falconer as described in 50 CFR 21.29(c)(2)(ii)(C).

(e)  Any application submitted by an individual less than 18 years of age shall be co-signed by that individual's parent or legal guardian. The parent or legal guardian is responsible for the underage falconer's activities.

(f)  A falconer with an expired license may apply for a new license at his or her previous level, provided the license has not been expired for more than five years, and the falconer can show he or she has previously met the requirements for the level of license sought. A falconer whose license has been expired for more than five years may apply for a new license, but he or she shall pass the examination described in Rule .0804 of this Section and pass a facility inspection described in Rule .0808 of this Section, in order to be reinstated at his or her previous level. He or she shall provide records showing the requirements for the level of license sought have been previously met.

(g)  Applications shall be accompanied by a fee in the amount of ten dollars ($10.00).

 

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

Eff. September 1, 1979;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2012;

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

Amended Eff. February 1, 2018.