A Federal Abatement Permit is required to use and sell captive-bred raptors for depredation abatement purposes. For more information, please see our Falconer Frequently Asked Questions. The Regional Office maintains a list of abatement falconers available to the public. If you would like a copy of this list or would like to be on this list, please contact us.
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Disclaimer: Please print this page for your records. This website is a "plain English" guide to Migratory Birds and Migratory Bird Permitting. It is not meant to cover every Migratory Bird situation or all of the details of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and associated Policies. While every attempt is made to ensure the information is up-to-date and accurate, the USFWS is not responsible for misinformation. Furthermore, this website is not intended to replace the advice of USFWS employees. It is intended to give a basic framework and help in your everyday Migratory Bird questions. Changes in Migratory Bird rules occur regularly and often quickly. If you have a Migratory Bird question, you should contact an appropriate USFWS employee and provide him or her with all the relevant facts before taking action.
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June 5, 2014