Media Contact: Carolyn Rickard, Public Information Officer
RALEIGH, N.C. (Aug. 26, 2010) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission approved the peregrine season at its Aug. 25 meeting. The season for permitted take begins Sept. 20 and runs through Oct. 20, and is restricted to that portion of North Carolina east of U.S. Hwy. 17.
North Carolina resident and nonresident falconers can now apply for a permit for the live take of a peregrine falcon for use in falconry. The application, which includes permit requirements and deadline information, can be downloaded here, or by visiting www.ncwildlife.org and clicking on “Permit Hunting Opportunities.” Then scroll down to the "Peregrine Falcon Permit Application 2010" link. The application is also available for purchase by calling 1-888-248-6834.
Falconers are required to provide their federal falconry permit number at the time of application.
The deadline for mail-in applications is Sept. 2 and for telephone applications, Sept. 6, with the permit draw anticipated by Sept. 8. One permit will be issued to a North Carolina resident falconer, and one permit is open to both resident and nonresident falconers.
For more information on trapping, hunting and fishing in North Carolina, visit www.ncwildlife.org.