15A NCAC 10H .0803      APPLICATION FOR license

(a)  Any individual who wishes to take raptors in this state or to practice falconry must submit an application for a falconry license on a form supplied by the commission and proof of a successful examination as described in Rule .0804 of this Section.  Non-residents may substitute a valid falconry permit or license from their state in lieu of the proof of a successful examination and a letter, if required as described in Rule .0807 of this Section, provided that the state which issued the falconry permit or license has been certified by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as meeting federal falconry standards.

(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 granted, 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 certified by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

(c)  Apprentice license applications must include a letter from a sponsor as described in 50 CFR 21.29(c)(3)(i) which is hereby incorporated by reference, including subsequent amendments and editions.

(d)  General license applications must include a letter from a General or Master falconer as described in 50 CFR 21.29(c)(3)(ii) which is hereby incorporated by reference, including subsequent amendments and editions.

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

(f)  A falconer with an expired license less than five years old may apply for a new license at his previous level on a form supplied by the Commission, provided the falconer can show proof he has previously met the requirements for the level of license sought.  A falconer who has not had an active license within the past five years may apply for a new license on a form supplied by the Commission, but he must pass the examination described in Rule .0804 of this Section and pass facilities inspection in order to be reinstated at his previous level.  He must prove he has previously met the requirements for the level of license sought.

(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. 21.28; 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.