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58 Pa. Code § 147.110b. Educational use of raptors.

§ 147.110b. Educational use of raptors.

 (a)  Falconry and raptor lectures. General or Master class permittees may engage in noncommercial educational lecture activities using live raptors subject to the following conditions:

   (1)  The educational lecture activities shall be focused on the natural history of raptors, the conservation of raptors, the sport of falconry and other related topics.

   (2)  Raptors used in educational lecture activities may not have physical contact with members of the audience or general public.

   (3)  Raptors used in educational lecture activities shall be maintained either tethered and on the permittee’s gloved hand or in a transport carrier. No flight is permitted.

   (4)  The permittee may not receive any form of compensation for the lecture.

   (5)  The permittee is encouraged, but not required, to notify the regional office in advance of conducting any scheduled educational lecture activities.

 (b)  Falconry demonstrations. General or Master class permittees may engage in noncommercial falconry demonstrations using live raptors subject to the following conditions:

   (1)  Raptors used in falconry demonstrations activities may not have any physical contact with members of the audience or general public.

   (2)  Outdoor raptor free-flight demonstrations may be conducted only by Master class permittees.

   (3)  Indoor raptor flight demonstrations shall be conducted with the raptor tethered in a manner that prevents physical contact with the audience or general public or with physical structures such as walls, windows or furniture. Indoor raptor free-flight demonstrations are prohibited.

   (4)  The permittee may not receive any form of compensation for the falconry demonstration.

   (5)  The permittee shall notify the regional office in writing at least 5 days in advance of conducting any scheduled falconry demonstration activities.

 (c)  Other education uses of raptors. Permittees may engage in other forms of noncommercial educational activities using live raptors, such as photography or filming, subject to the following conditions:

   (1)  The activities shall be focused on the natural history of raptors, the conservation of raptors, the sport of falconry and other related topics.

   (2)  The permittee may not receive any form of compensation for the activity.

   (3)  The permittee may not use raptors for entertainment, advertisements, promotion or endorsements of any products, merchandise, goods, services, meetings, fairs or as a representation of any business, company, corporation or other organization.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  147.110b issued under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  2102(a) and 2901(b).

Source

   The provisions of this §  147.110b adopted November 27, 2009, effective January 1, 2010, 39 Pa.B. 6760.



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