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Wildlife Resources Commission Holds Falconry Public Hearing

  • 26 September 2011
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RALEIGH, N.C. (September 23, 2011) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has set a public hearing for comments on rules pertaining to falconry. The hearing is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28 in the Centennial Campus Auditorium at NCWRC Headquarters, 1751 Varsity Drive, Raleigh.

To fully regulate falconry in North Carolina in accordance with a directive from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Commission proposes to amend 12 current rules pertaining to falconry, repeal one rule and adopt two additional rules.

As of Jan. 1, 2014, U.S. Fish and Wildlife will no longer issue permits to falconers to practice falconry. States must license and regulate their falconers using the federal standards for guidance, or falconry will not be allowed in that state.

For more information, download the complete text of the proposed rules.

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Media Contact:
Carolyn Rickard, Public Information Officer
919-707-0124
carolyn.rickard@ncwildlife.org
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