Saturday, August 29, 2009

Trapping Peregrines in Georgia

It's not just in North Carolina. Georgia falconers now have the opportunity to trap first year peregrines on their coast.

With the comeback of the northern peregrine falcon along the East Coast comes the limited return of opportunity for hunters to capture the birds for use in falconry.

“We are restoring a prized opportunity that was taken away from falconers several decades ago,” said Jim Ozier, a wildlife program manager with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. “We believe opportunities for traditional, regulated and sustainable wildlife uses should be permitted and safeguarded when possible.”

This week the Georgia Board of Natural Resources approved regulatory changes allowing the capture of no more than five migrating juvenile peregrines along the state’s coast this fall.

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