15A NCAC 10H .0809      MARKING

(a)  All peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus), gryfalcons (Falco rusticolus), Harris's hawks (Parabuteo unicinctus) and goshawks removed from the wild or acquired from a falconer or rehabilitator for falconry purposes must be banded as set forth in 50 CFR 21.29(c)(7)(i) which is hereby incorporated by reference, including subsequent amendments and editions.

(b)  Raptors bred in captivity must be banded as set forth in 50 CFR 21.29(c)(7)(ii) which is hereby incorporated by reference, including subsequent amendments and editions.

(c)  Loss or removal of any band must be reported to the issuing office within five days of the loss and must be replaced as described in 50 CFR 21.29(c)(7)(iii) which is hereby incorporated by reference, including subsequent amendments and editions.

(d)  No person shall counterfeit, alter, or deface any marker required by this Rule, except that licensees may remove the rear tabs on markers and may smooth any surface imperfections provided the integrity of the markers and numbering are not affected.

(e)  No raptor removed from the wild may be marked with a seamless numbered band.

(f)  A falconer may request and receive a band exemption from the issuing office for a raptor with documented health problems or injuries caused by a band but must adhere to the restrictions set forth in 50 CFR 21.29(c)(7)(v) which is hereby incorporated by reference, including subsequent amendments and editions.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 113-134; 1 113-270.3(b)(4);50 C.F.R. 21.29;

Eff. September 1, 1979;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2012; April 1, 1991; July 1, 1988;

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