15A NCAC 10H .0807      levels OF Licenses

(a)  Falconry licenses.  Falconry licenses are issued at three levels based upon the age and experience of the falconer.

(b)  Apprentice level falconry licenses are subject to the conditions, requirements and limitations set forth in 50 CFR 21.29(c)(3)(i) which is hereby incorporated by reference, including subsequent amendments and editions. The following restrictions are in addition to those set forth in federal code:  The apprentice's sponsor must live within 200 miles of the apprentice.  A sponsor may not have more than three apprentices at any one time.  A sponsor must provide written notification to the Commission when he decides to stop sponsoring an apprentice.  The Commission shall notify the apprentice who must obtain another sponsor and so advise the Commission within 90 days.  The apprentice's raptors shall be seized by the Commission and the permit revoked if after the 90 day period the apprentice fails to obtain another sponsor and to notify the Commission of the new sponsor.  If after 180 days, the apprentice fails to obtain another sponsor and to notify the Commission of the same, he shall reapply and be reexamined prior to the reissuance of his license.

(c)  General level falconry licenses are subject to the conditions, requirements and limitations set forth in 50 CFR 21.29(c)(3)(ii) which is hereby incorporated by reference, including subsequent amendments and editions.

(d)  Master level falconry licenses are subject to the following conditions, requirements and limitations set forth in 50 CFR 21.29(c)(3)(iii) which is hereby incorporated by reference, including subsequent amendments and editions.

 

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; May 1, 1995; May 1, 1991; February 1, 1985;

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