(a)  Every falconer shall carry his or her license on his or her person when conducting any falconry activities away from approved facilities as described in Rule .0808 of this Section.

(b)  Visitors to the United States may practice falconry under the conditions set forth in 50 CFR 21.29(f)(14).

(c)  A licensee may take his or her raptors to another country to practice falconry under the conditions set forth in 50 CFR 21.29(f)(15).

(d)  A licensee who practices falconry in the vicinity of a federally listed species shall avoid take of the listed species as described in 50 CFR 21.29(f)(17).

(e)  If a licensee's raptor unintentionally takes a species, the licensee may allow his or her bird to feed on the prey, but shall not take the species into his or her possession.

(f)  Feathers that are molted may be retained and exchanged by falconry licensees only for imping purposes or otherwise disposed of as set forth in 50 CFR 21.29(f)(12).


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.