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58 Pa. Code § 147.105a. Resident falconers.

§ 147.105a. Resident falconers.

 Taking restrictions for resident falconers are as follows:

   (1)  A valid falconry permit is required prior to obtaining a raptor.

   (2)  Eyases may only be taken by a General or Master falconer. No more than two wild eyases may be taken by a permittee per permit year. A permittee may not take the last remaining eyas from the nest.

   (3)  A raptor, other than an endangered or threatened species, taken under a depredation permit or rehabilitated by a licensed rehabilitator determined to be unfit for return to the wild, may, with written authorization of the Commission, be used by falconers as long as they do not exceed limits set by its classification and this subchapter.

   (4)  A bal-chatri type live trap, other live traps and nets may be used to take raptors if they are used in a manner that minimizes the danger of injuring the raptor.

   (5)  Owners of escaped raptors that are banded as required by §  147.107a (relating to marking of certain raptors) may recapture the banded raptors.

   (6)  Permittees may take no more than two raptors from the wild during any given permit year for replacement or other purposes regardless of their permit quota allowances.


   The provisions of this §  147.105a issued under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  2102(a) and 2901(b).


   The provisions of this §  147.105a adopted November 27, 2009, effective January 1, 2010, 39 Pa.B. 6760.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  147.106a (relating to nonresident falconers); and 58 Pa. Code §  147.111b (relating to Arctic Peregrine Falcon limited take special permit).

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