Migratory Birds & Habitat Programs
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Taxidermy Permit

A Federal Taxidermy Permit is required to possess migratory birds for taxidermy purposes if you do not otherwise have authorization to possess. For example, a taxidermy permit is required if you would like to taxidermy a friend's (or customer's) duck harvested during hunting season. A taxidermy permit is not required if you would like to taxidermy a duck you harvested during hunting season, a bird you salvaged under your salvage permit, or a bird you hold under your education permit. For more information, please see the Taxidermy Frequently Asked Questions.

Application Processing Fee: $100
Amendment Fee: none
Duration Valid: 5 years
Annual Report Requirements: none
State Permit Required: yes - Idaho, Oregon, and Washington
Governing Regulations: 50 CFR §21.24

Pacific Region Application Check List
Application Form

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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Last updated: March 15, 2012

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