Falconry Regulations

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This information is here for reference only. Though every attempt has been made to ensure this information is completely accurate, the NCFG cannot guarantee it.  Please contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (as applicable) for an official copy of these regulations.

North Carolina Falconry Regulations and Guidelines

North Carolina Inspection Checklist (PDF – requires Adobe Reader)

Federal Regulations 50CFR10

Federal Regulations 50CFR13

Federal Regulations 50CFR21

NOTICE: Federal falconry regulations have changed. On October 8, 2008, the USFWS published a notice of the final falconry regulations in the Federal Register. The comment period has ended. The NCFG, NAFA, other clubs, state wildlife officials and individuals made numerous comments and recommendations for changes to be incorporated in the final rules. If you wish to view a PDF version of the actual Federal Register publication by the USFWS, click here. North Carolina has converted to the new Federal Falconry Regulations on January 1, 2012. You must register with the Federal ID Issuance System to file Online 3-186A’s, please click here to read more about registering. If you have already registered, you may click here to go to the USFWS Falconer Login page to flile your 3-186A’s