Peregrine Falcon Permit Application Now Available
RALEIGH, N.C. (July 21) – North Carolina resident and nonresident falconers can now apply for a permit for the live take of a peregrine falcon.
The application, which includes permit requirements and deadline information, can be downloaded here, or by visiting www.ncwildlife.org and clicking on the “Permit Hunting Opportunities on the right. Then scroll down to the "Peregrine Falcon-Migrant Permit Application" link. The application is also available for purchase by calling . Falconers are required to provide their federal falconry permit number at the time of application.
The deadline for applications is Aug. 14, with the permit draw anticipated by Aug. 20, one month before the season opens. Two permits will be issued to North Carolina resident falconers, and one permit is open to both resident and nonresident falconers.
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission approved the peregrine season earlier this month.
While I will not be applying for a permit, I hope to be part of the trapping team that will trap the first passage peregrines for falconry in decades.