Part I requirements for possession of raptors for falconry article I general provisions




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FINAL REGULATIONS - 1CHAPTER 6 - FALCONRY
PART I - REQUIREMENTS FOR POSSESSION OF RAPTORS FOR FALCONRY
ARTICLE I - GENERAL PROVISIONS
#600 - DEFINITIONS
A. "Alymeri Jesses" are leather (or a suitable similar material) bracelets affixed to each leg with a grommet through which a leather strap passes freely so that an escaped bird will lose the leather strap.
B. "Falconry" means the sport of hunting or taking quarry with a trained raptor. The term "hawking" shall be synonymous with falconry.
C. "Falconry Field Meet" means a state or nationally sponsored event in which falconers fly their birds exhibiting the skills of the raptor and the falconer.
D. "Falconry license" means a possession of raptor license as provided for in Article 4 of Title 33.
E. "Hybridization" means the breeding of raptors of different species.
F. "Raptor" means any migratory bird that is a member of falconiformes or strigiformes and, specifically, but not by way of limitation, means falcons, hawks, owls, and eagles.
G. "Sponsor" means a master falconry license holder who serves as a mentor to an apprentice licensee for the first two years the apprentice is licensed. The purpose of the sponsor is to provide adequate guidance and instruction to the apprentice concerning all aspects of the sport of falconry.
H. "Zoological Institution" means an institution operated and funded wholly or in part by a political subdivision of the state or of a city to display wildlife to the public.
#601 - Exemptions for species of raptors from laws generally applicable to threatened and endangered species are set forth in Wildlife Commission regulation #1000.
#602 - DEATH, ESCAPE OR RELEASE OF A RAPTOR
A. Any person possessing a falconry license or a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Raptor Propagation License who loses a raptor through death or escape shall notify the Division, in writing, within five (5) days of such loss. Dead birds shall be immediately frozen or necropsied by a qualified pathologist or Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. If frozen they shall be preserved in this manner for twenty (20) days immediately after death and, upon request, delivered to the Division. If necropsied, the necropsy report which shall include a statement on destruction or disposition of the carcass shall be sent to the Division within ten (10) days of death.
1. Feathers that are molted or those feathers from birds held in captivity that die, may be retained and exchanged by licensees only for imping purposes.
B. Intentional release of raptors shall be in accordance with the General Provisions Chapter of the Wildlife Commission regulations, except that the permanent marker (band) from any intentionally released raptor must be removed upon release and surrendered to the Division within five (5) days of such release.
C. Any subspecies cross or hybrid of the Family Falconidae or any species or subspecies of the Family Falconidae not native to Colorado or any peregrine falcon captured from the wild in Colorado shall have a tag or marker identifying the licensee or permittee and a functioning radio telemetry transmitter attached to said bird whenever flown free of a tether.
ARTICLE II - LICENSING AND FACILITY REQUIREMENTS
#603 - APPLICATION - EXAMINATIONS - LICENSING
A. No person shall take, transport, possess or maintain in captivity any raptor or practice falconry unless they first secure a license permitting the possession of raptors. Zoological institutions and the U.S. Air Force Academy shall not be required to secure such licenses, but shall submit reports and otherwise comply with the provisions of this chapter.
B. Falconry license applicants must pass a written examination relating to basic biology, care and handling of raptors, literature, laws, regulations and other appropriate subject matter given by the Division. The applicant shall be required to answer correctly at least eighty (80) percent of the questions on the written examination. Failure of the examination will result in a 30 day waiting period after the date of the written examination before reexamination.
C. All falconry licenses are nontransferable and except as provided in subsection D. below, will expire on December 31 of each year. All licensees shall notify the Division's Special Licensing Unit of any change of address within thirty (30) days of said change.
D. The Division shall issue a three-year "possession of raptor" license. Such license shall expire on December 31 of the third year of the term of the license.
#604 - APPRENTICE LICENSE
A. A licensee shall be at least fourteen (14) years old.
B. A sponsor is required for the first two years in which an apprentice license is held, regardless of the age of the licensee.

C. In the event sponsorship is terminated, the holder of an apprentice raptor license must obtain a new sponsor within thirty (30) days of termination, or his apprentice raptor license will be revoked.


D. A licensee shall not possess more than one raptor and may not obtain more than one raptor from the wild for replacement during any twelve (12) month period.

E. A licensee shall possess only an American kestrel (Falco sparverius), or a red-tailed hawk (Buteojamaicensis).#605 - GENERAL LICENSE


A. A licensee shall be at least eighteen (18) years old.
B. A licensee shall have at least two (2) years experience in the practice of falconry at the apprentice level (must have flown a bird for a minimum of 8 months over a two year period) as certified by his/her sponsor on a form provided by the Division.
C. A licensee may not possess more than two raptorsand may not obtain more than two (2) raptors from the wild for replacement birds during any twelve (12) month period.
D. Evidence that the applicant has had a valid falconry license or permit in another state for at least twenty-four (24) consecutive months may be substituted for the apprentice license requirement. Nonresidents who are in possession of a raptor, licensed in another state, who wish to establish residency in Colorado must obtain a nonresident falconry hunting license until residency requirements are met as defined in 33-1-102(38).
E. A licensee may not take from the wild in Colorado or possess any golden eagle or any species listed as threatened or endangered.
#606 - MASTER LICENSE
A. An applicant shall have at least five years experience in the practice of falconry at the general license level.
B. A licensee may not possess more than three raptors, and may not obtain more than two raptors taken from the wild for replacement birds during any twelve (12) month period.
C. A licensee may not take from the wild in Colorado any species listed as threatened or endangered.
D. A licensee may not take, transport or possess a golden eagle for falconry purposes unless the licensee first obtains a permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and presents said permit to the Division with an application for a state permit to take, transport or possess a golden eagle.
E. Sponsorship
1. A master falconry license holder may sponsor no more than three (3) apprentice license holders at any one time. After November 1, 1988 all new sponsors must hold a falconry license at the master level.

#607 - FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENTA. Any person desiring to possess a raptor and obtain a resident falconry license must first provide and thereafter maintain facilities and equipment acceptable to the Division at all times when any raptor is in the licensee's possession. The following are required minimum standards for facilities and equipment:


1. Indoor facilities (mews) shall be large enough to allow easy access for caring for the raptors housed in the facility. If more than one raptor is to be kept in the mews, the raptors shall be tethered or separated by partitions and the area for each bird shall be large enough to allow the bird to fully extend its wings. There shall be at least one window, protected on the inside by vertical bars, spaced narrower than the width of the bird's body, and a secure door that can be easily closed. The floor of the mews shall permit easy cleaning and shall be well drained. Adequate perches shall be provided for each raptor.
2. Outdoor facilities (weathering area) shall be fenced, shall have a locking door, and shall be covered with netting or wire, or roofed to protect the birds from disturbance and attack by predators except that perches more than six and one-half (6 1/2) feet high need not be covered or roofed. The enclosed area shall be large enough to insure the birds cannot strike the fence when flying from the perch.Protection from excessive sun, wind and inclement weather shall be provided for each bird. Adequate perches shall be provided for each raptor. Outdoor facilities shall not be required if indoor facilities, constructed or modified specifically to house raptors, provide adequate fresh air ventilation and direct sunlight.

3. Jesses - At least one (1) pair of Alymeri jesses or similar type constructed of pliable, high-quality leather or suitable synthetic material to be used when any raptor is flown free. Traditional one (1) piece jesses may be used on raptors when not being flown.


4. Leashes and swivels - At least one (1) flexible, weather-resistant leash and one (1) strong swivel of acceptable falconry design.
5. Bath container - At least one (1) suitable container, two (2) to six (6) inches deep and wider than the length of the raptor, for drinking and bathing for each raptor.
6. Weighing device - A reliable scale or balance suitable for weighing the raptor(s) held and graduated to increments of not more than one-half (1/2) ounce (15 gram) shall be provided.
7. A raptor may be transported or held in temporary facilities which shall be provided with an adequate perch and protected from extreme temperatures and excessive disturbance, for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days.
8. All facilities and equipment shall be kept at or above the standards set forth in this section while raptors are in possession.

#608 - INSPECTION


A. Prior to the issuance of a resident falconry license a Division representative shall inspect the applicant's facilities and equipment and shall approve or disapprove them accordingly for keeping raptors and shall make a written report concerning the conditions observed.
B. Any person holding a resident falconry license shall allow a Division representative to enter their premises at any reasonable hour to inspect any raptor held under said license and to inspect the licensee's facilities, equipment and records required for the possession of such raptor(s).
C. In the event a Division inspection or other contact indicates mistreatment as specified in Part 2, Article 9 of Title 18, of any raptor or lack of adequate facilities and equipment to care for any raptor properly, written notice of such mistreatment and inadequacies shall be given to the licensee. The licensee shall have five (5) days from the day of the written notice to correct any identified deficiencies.
ARTICLE III - CAPTURING, ACQUISITION, REPORTING AND MARKING RAPTORS
#609 - CAPTURING RAPTORS - The following restrictions shall apply to the capturing of raptors and reporting:
A. Raptors other than Peregrine Falcons
1. No person shall take: (a) any raptor egg or eggs from any nest or aerie in the wild; (b) any state or federally listed threatened or endangered raptor; (c) any raptor which results from hybridized breeding of any state or federally listed threatened or endangered raptor; or (d) any osprey, kite, or owl.
2. When a young raptor is removed from a nest at least two (2) live young raptors shall remain in the nest or aerie.
3. Young raptors, not yet capable of flight (eyases), may be captured and removed from the wild only by persons possessing a general raptor license or a master raptor license. Eyas raptors, may be captured and removed from the wild only from June 1 through July 31 of any calendar year.
4. First year (passage) raptors capable of flight, may be captured and removed from the wild only from September 4 through October 16 and November 1 through January 15.
5. The only adult raptor that may be captured and removed from the wild is the American kestrel which may be captured and removed from the wild from September 4 through October 16 and November 1 through January 15.

6. Raptors which have been permanently banded and have escaped may be trapped at any time throughout the year.

7. Raptors may be captured only with traps or nets which are humane in their operation and use. Traps of such construction as Swedish goshawk traps must be attended regularly at least at twelve (12) hour intervals. All other trapping devices must be constantly attended while in use.

8.The Division shall not authorize the permanent removal from the wild of any raptor listed as threatened or endangered under federal or state regulations.


B. Capture of Peregrine Falcons:
Peregrine falcons may be captured and removed from the wild only in accordance with the following provisions:
1. Capture Quotas
a. Up to four peregrine falcon capture licenses may be issued annually to licensed Colorado master falconers pursuant to a random drawing process.
Application Process
a. Applications for peregrine falcon capture licenses will be accepted only on the application forms provided by the Division.
b. Only complete and correct applications forms will be accepted and no person may submit more than one application per year.
c. Each application form, along with the required payment in the form of a check or money order, must be mailed to the Division, 6060 Broadway, Denver CO 80216, and postmarked no later than midnight on April 1.
d. Any person who takes a peregrine falcon shall be ineligible to apply for or participate in a peregrine falcon license drawing for five years.
3. Provisions of Take
a. License holders shall notify the Division's Special Licensing Unit no later than May 15 of the exact location (by UTM coordinates and county) of up to three aeries from which capture authority is requested. License holders shall prioritize their designated aeries for the purposes of take. Such notification will be submitted on forms provided by the Division. All observations of aeries for designation purposes shall be conducted from a nondisturbing (>1/4 mile) distance or from existing maintained roads or trails. License holders are prohibited from otherwise approaching or visiting the aerie as part of any investigation of the aerie for designation purposes.
b. Removal of peregrines (either eyas birds or recently fledged young) is prohibited from or near any aerie when such removal is determined by the Division (either initially as part of the May 15th notification process or pursuant to the 7-day notification requirement discussed below) to be unsafe because of unstable or unsuitable substrate, if ongoing disturbance during capture attempts or other causes threatens the survival of young or return of adult birds to the aerie, if the aerie is a necessary element of ongoing or proposed research or monitoring programs, or any other appropriate biological or environmental consideration determined by the Division to be necessary for the protection of the peregrine resource.
c. Licenses are valid from June 1 through July 31 for sites as specified on the license and authorize the take of one (1) eyas bird or recently fledged young. However, sites otherwise specified on the license may be subsequently denied based on conditions present at the aerie or nest at the time take is proposed to occur.
d. Additional replacement aeries may be redesignated only if all three aeries designated as part of the May 15th notification fail to meet the requirements for allowing take. Under no circumstances shall any redesignation be allowed when any aerie is unavailable due to land use or private property restrictions put in place by the owner or the entity in control of the property upon which the aerie is located or from which the aerie is accessed. If two licensees designate the same aerie, the first to file his or her notice shall be given priority. However, if sufficient eyas birds are available, multiple take from the same aerie may be allowed provided the Division determines it is consistent with protection of the peregrine resource.
e. Take of Eyas Birds
1. A Division representative must be present during any capture attempt from the nest. License holders must contact the District Wildlife Manager at least 7 days in advance to schedule any capture attempt.
2. License holders may designate another master raptor license holder to remove an eyas from a nest, provided the license holder is present at the time of capture.
3. License holders or their designees may not rappel down to, climb to, or otherwise visit an aerie or nest to count or ascertain the age or sex of young, or for any other reason, prior to authorized capture attempts. Observations from a non-disturbing distance (>1/4 mile), do not count as a visit for the purposes of this regulatory provision. Any visit to the nest will be limited to a reasonable (<5 minutes) opportunity to sex and determine the health of the eyas bird and to determine whether one of the eyas birds present will be taken into possession.
4. License holders or their designees are allowed a total of three attempts to take an eyas bird from the nest by any combination of visits to the three aeries.
5. Eyas birds may be taken only when they are between 18 and 28 days of age. After removal, at least one eyas bird must remain in the nest.
F. Take of Recently Fledged Birds
1. A Division representative need not be present during capture attempts of recently fledged young. However, a Division representative may choose to be present during any capture attempt and the license holder must allow for such participation by a Division representative. License holders must contact the local District Wildlife Manager at least 7 days in advance and provide notification of any proposed capture schedule.

2. Recently fledged birds may be captured in the vicinity of the permitted nest site by any means consistent with the provisions of #609(A)(7). A blind must be used to conceal the license holder from the adult peregrines, and the blind and trap must be at least 100 yards from the top of the cliff face directly above the aerie. License holders are prohibited from otherwise approaching or visiting the aerie or nest as part of any attempts to capture recently fledged birds.


3. No adult or passage (first year bird) peregrine falcons may be taken from the wild. Any adult or passage bird, which is incidentally captured while attempting legal take of recently fledged peregrine falcons, or any other raptors, shall be immediately released.
g. Recapture of Escaped Peregrine Falcons – Peregrine falcons which have been permanently banded and have escaped may be trapped at anytime throughout the year.
h. Reporting Take – Marking Requirements
1. If a Division representative is not present at the time of take, the take of any peregrine must be reported to the Division within 24 hours of take by calling the number provided on the license. Any birds captured and subsequently released must be reported to the Division as soon as practicable, but in no event later than 24 hours after the license holder returns to his or her residence.
2. Immediately upon taking any peregrine into possession, the license holder shall void the capture/temporary possession tag provided as part of his license, and write on the capture tag the time, date and location of take. Such completed tag shall authorize possession of the bird by the license holder pending permanent marking by a Division representative, shall remain with the bird pending permanent marking and shall be surrendered to the Division representative upon permanent marking. The license holder shall arrange for and permanent marking shall occur within 30 days of capture.
3. Within 5 days of take, the license holder must complete and mail or deliver to the Special Licensing Unit of the Division, the state copy of Federal Form 3-186A, the Migratory Bird Acquisition and Disposition Report.
4. The license holder must provide the US Fish and Wildlife Service with two plucked breast feathers from the bird within 10 (ten) days of take or within 10 days of the bird reaching 30 days of age, whichever occurs later. The license holder must also report the sex and precise information about the capture location (by UTM coordinates and county) within 5 days of take to the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
#610 - THE USE OF WILDLIFE AS BAIT
A. The only wildlife which may be used as bait to attract or capture raptors are the starling, English or house sparrow or mice. This regulation shall not exclude the use of (a) lawfully possessed domestic animals, including the common pigeon or (b) wildlife purchased from a licensed commercial or noncommercial park and held under the authority of a receipt.
#611 - PERMANENT MARKERS (BANDS)
A. Any licensee who captures or traps a wild raptor or who removes a wild raptor from a nest shall, within 24 hours of the acquisition of the wild caught raptor, notify a local district wildlife manager or area wildlife manager within the vicinity of the licensees raptor facilities. In addition, the licensee must complete and mail or deliver to the Special Licensing Unit of the Division, within 5 days of the acquisition of the wild caught raptor, the State copy of Federal Form 3-186A, the Migratory Bird Acquisition and Disposition Report. A black nonreusable numbered marker (cable band) shall be affixed to each wild caught raptor by a district wildlife manager or area wildlife manager or shall be affixed by the licensee in the presence of a district wildlife manager or area wildlife manager within 30 days of capture.
B. Unless otherwise provided in these regulations, all raptors obtained from the wild shall be marked at all times with black nonreusable numbered markers (cable bands) provided to the Division by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.
C. Unless otherwise provided in these regulations, captive reared raptors, produced from eggs laid in captivity shall be marked at all time with yellow nonreusable numbered markers (cable bands) provided to the Division by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service or with nonremovable numbered seamless bands provided directly to propagators by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
D. No one shall remove, alter, counterfeit or deface the numbered, nonreusable permanent marker (band), except that the licensee may remove the rear tab on the marker and may smooth any imperfect surface provided the integrity of the band or the numbering is not altered. A marker that is causing damage to a raptor may be removed to prevent such damage, but removal must be reported immediately. The band shall then be placed on the raptor's other leg by a Division representative or by the licensee in the presence of a Division representative. All bands from raptors which die shall be given to the Division within five (5) days.
#612 - VACANTARTICLE IV - SALE, PURCHASE, IMPORTATION, EXPORTATION AND TRANSFER
#613 - SALE AND PURCHASE
A. Sale - No person, other than a person in possession of a valid U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Raptor Propagation Permit, may sell or transfer to another by barter any raptor, raptor egg or raptor semen. (See also #625 B.)
B. Purchase - No person, other than a person in possession of a valid U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Raptor Propagation Permit or a valid state wildlife agency falconry license, may purchase or acquire by barter any raptor.
C. The only raptors, raptor eggs or raptor semen that may be purchased, sold or bartered or that may be offered for sale or barter are those produced from captive raptors lawfully held by persons possessing a valid U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Raptor Propagation Permit.
D. All raptors purchased, sold or bartered or offered for sale or barter must be marked with a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seamless numbered band provided to the propagator by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
E. No endangered or threatened raptor, their egg, semen or progeny shall be sold except to a State Wildlife Conservation Agency, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or the competent wildlife management authority of another country. This provision shall apply whether one or both parents are classified as endangered or threatened.
#614 - IMPORTATION
Except as provided below and in Regulation No. 620.C, the importation of raptors shall be in accordance with the general provisions chapter of these Regulations.Resident falconers may leave the state with a licensed raptor and return to Colorado without submitting a Raptor importation form, obtaining an importation license, or obtaining a veterinary health certificate provided the return of the raptor occurs within 30 days of leaving the state.

#615 - EXPORTATION


A. No raptor taken from the wild in Colorado shall be permanently exported, except that a resident license holder shall be authorized to export any raptor on their license when the licensee permanently changes their state of residence.
#616 - TRANSFER
A. Resident license holders may receive by transfer legally acquired raptors or their progeny from other persons possessing a raptor license or permit or a United States Fish and Wildlife Service Raptor Propagation Permit which are authorized to transfer such raptors. However, any peregrine falcon captured from the wild in Colorado may only be transferred to or received by a resident falconer holding a master falconer license.
B. Each time a person acquires a raptor through transfer the licensee shall notify the Division in writing within five (5) days of such transfer.
C. Another license holder may care for the raptor(s) of a licensee if written authorization from the licensee accompanies the bird(s) when they are transferred, except that apprentice falconers may not be in possession of more than one bird at a time and they may not care for anything other than a red-tailed hawk or American kestrel. If the period of care will exceed thirty (30) days, the Division shall be informed in writing by the licensee of this action within three (3) days of the transfer and informed where the birds are being held, the reason for the transfer, who is caring for them, and approximately how many days they will be in the care of the second person.


ARTICLE V - HAWKING
#617 - GENERAL PROVISIONS
A. All residents must possess a resident falconry license in order to hawk in Colorado. All nonresidents must possess either (a) a nonresident falconry hunting license or (b) a nonresident small game license and (c) proof that they possess a valid falconry license in their home state. A certificate of competency and safety in the handling of firearms shall not be necessary to hunt quarry with a raptor under a resident falconry license or a nonresident falconry hunting license. State and Federal Migratory Bird Hunting Stamps (Duck Stamps) are required as provided in Chapter 5 of these regulations for the taking of migratory waterfowl.
B. All persons who hunt by means of raptors shall prior to December 31 of each year fill out a form furnished by the Division and shall provide such information as required thereon.
C. The use of firearms is prohibited while engaged in hawking.
D. Hawking from a public road is prohibited.
E. A limited permit to hunt greater prairie chickens is required, in accordance with the provisions set forth in Chapter 3.
#618 - SEASON DATES AND AREAS
A. Upland game birds   from the first day of September through the last day of March of the following year – Statewide, except for greater prairie chickens, for which the season dates are set in Chapter 3. Provided further that any game management unit which is closed to hunting of any upland game bird species is also closed to hawking for that same species.
B. Cottontail rabbits, snowshoe hares, white-tailed and black-tailed jackrabbits, and tree squirrels from the first day of September through the last day of March of the following year - Statewide.
C. Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, Sora and Virginia rails, band-tailed pigeons, mourning doves, Wilson's snipe, crows and magpies - dates to coincide with any regular or special season as set forth in Chapter 5.
D. Starling, English (house) sparrow - year around - Statewide.
E. Furbearers - dates to coincide with any season set forth in Chapter 3 - Statewide.
#619 - BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS
A. Daily Bag Limit
1. Two (2) nonmigratory upland game birds of either-sex, except for greater prairie chickens, for which the daily bag limit is set in Chapter 3.
2. Five (5) cottontail rabbits, snowshoe hares or tree squirrels.
B. Possession Limit
1. Two (2) nonmigratory upland game birds of either-sex, except for greater prairie chickens, for which the possession limit is set in Chapter 3.
2. Ten (10) cottontail rabbits, snowshoe hares or tree squirrels.
C. There shall be no bag or possession limit on any starling, English (house) sparrow, or furbearer for which a season is established.
ARTICLE VI - FALCONRY FIELD MEETS
#620 - PERMITS AND APPLICATIONS FOR PERMITS -
A. A permit is required for any falconry field meet.
B. An application furnished by the Division shall be completed and returned to the Division accompanied by a fee of forty dollars ($40.00) at least thirty (30) days prior to the proposed meet.
C. The importation permit requirements of Article VII, #007 of these regulations is waived for the period 3 days prior to, during, and 5 days following any properly licensed falconry field meet as concerns those participants and raptors listed on a preregistration form provided to the Special Licensing Unit of the Division of Wildlife at least 5 days prior to the scheduled event. A veterinary certificate certifying that each bird is disease free is required.
D. Each resident participant in such meet shall have a valid falconry license. Nonresident participants shall be required to purchase a temporary five (5) day falconry field meet permit ($15.00) or a nonresident falconry hunting license.
E. Migratory game birds used in a falconry field meet shall be marked or banded in accordance with federal law.
PART II - COLORADO REQUIREMENTS FOR CAPTIVE BREEDING OF RAPTORS
ARTICLE VII - CAPTIVE BREEDING OF RAPTORS
#625 - RAPTOR PROPAGATION PERMITS
A. Application for a raptor propagation permit shall be made to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. The Division shall approve such permits issued by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service under a joint State/Federal permit system.
B. An individual raptor may be sold or transferred to another by barter only one (1) time and only by the licensed propagator of said raptor. (This does not prohibit sale of semen or eggs from said raptor.)
C. HYBRIDIZATION
1. Hybridization is authorized only in accordance with federal law except that hybridization involving a threatened or endangered species is prohibited. All hybridized birds produced must be either imprinted on humans (hand-raised in isolation from the sight of other raptors from two weeks of age until it is fully feathered) or surgically sterilized.
2. The cross-breeding of a threatened or endangered subspecies with any other subspecies is prohibited.
D. ACQUISITION OF, AND LIMITATIONS ON BREEDING STOCK
1. Any raptors held under a Colorado falconry license may be temporarily transferred to a raptor propagation permit holder only for breeding purposes.
2. Only four (4) wild produced raptors taken from the wild in Colorado may be possessed at any one time. This limitation shall not include any wild produced raptor, lawfully acquired and possessed, in excess of said four (4) raptors as of January 1, 1984, if such birds are documented by species, sex, age, band number and description in the licensee's records maintained by the Division.
E. Only nestlings may be taken from the wild for breeding purposes.









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