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Game Bird Propagation

A federal Game Bird permit is required to keep and sell captive-reared game birds. Game birds include pigeons, doves, coots, rails, and similar species. For waterfowl, see Waterfowl Sale and Disposal

Permit Details

Fee: $75

Duration: 3 years

Application: Form 3-200-10e

Reporting: Annual (Jan. 31)

Annual Report: Form 3-202-16

Transfer Form: Form 3-186A

Regulation: 50 CFR § 21.27

Please Note:

  • Game birds may not be taken from the wild

  • The following species are eligible for propagation under this permit:

  • Family

    (Common Names)

    Scolopacidae

    (Common snipe and American woodcock)

    Columbidae

    (Band-tailed pigeon, Bridled quail-dove, Common ground-dove, Inca dove, Key West quail dove, Mourning dove, Plain pigeon, Red-billed pigeon, Ruddy ground-dove, Ruddy quail-dove, Scaly-naped pigeon, White-crowned pigeon, White-tipped dove, White-winged dove, Zenaida dove)

    Gruidae

    (Sandhill crane (except Mississippi subspecies)

    Rallidae

    (Clapper rail, King rail, Virginia rail, Sora rail, Purple gallinule, American coot and Common moorhen)

    Please contact our office at PermitsR1MB@fws.gov  or 503-872-2715 if you have questions about permits.

Last Updated: July 26, 2016
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