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58 Pa. Code § 147.107a. Marking of certain raptors.

§ 147.107a. Marking of certain raptors.

 (a)  Banding. Raptors used for falconry purposes shall be banded as follows:

   (1)  Wildlife raptors. The following raptors taken from the wild shall be marked immediately upon capture by a permanent, numbered, nonreusable band supplied by the Commission:

     (i)   Peregrine Falcons (Falco peregrinus).

     (ii)   Goshawks (Accipiter gentilis).

     (iii)   Gryfalcons (Falco rusticolus).

     (iv)   Harris’s Hawks (Parabuteo unicinctus).

   (2)  Captive bred and hybrid raptors. Captive bred and hybrid raptors shall be marked immediately upon acquisition by a seamless numbered band supplied by the Commission.

 (b)  Replacement bands. Any band required under subsection (a) that becomes mutilated, illegible or lost shall be replaced with a permanent, numbered, nonreusable band supplied by the Commission. Permittees shall report any damage or loss requiring replacement to the Bureau of Wildlife Protection within 72 hours of the damage to or loss of the band. A mutilated or illegible band shall be returned to the Commission prior to replacement.

 (c)  Return of unused bands. Permittees shall return any unused bands in their possession by June 30 to the Bureau of Wildlife Protection.

 (d)  Radio transmitters. Permittees shall attach two radio transmitters on any hybrid raptor that is flown for falconry purposes or for a falconry demonstration.

 (e)  Unlawful acts. It is unlawful for any person to transfer, alter or deface a lawfully issued band or to use or possess a counterfeit band.


   The provisions of this §  147.107a issued under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  2102(a) and 2901(b).


   The provisions of this §  147.107a adopted November 27, 2009, effective January 1, 2010, 39 Pa.B. 6760.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  107.105a (relating to resident falconers).

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