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VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES
APPLICATION TO PROPAGATE AND SELL CERTAIN RAPTORS IN VIRGINIA (26 – RAPP)
(Under Authority of §§ 29.1-412, 521, and 542 of the Code of Virginia and 4 VAC 15-30-60)
Non-refundable Application Fee: $37.50 for a three year term (or part thereof 1
st
year)
Check One:
New
Renewal
Previous VDGIF Permit Number:
____Mr. ____Mrs. ____Ms. ____Miss.
Name of Applicant: _______________________________________________________________________
Address:__________________________________________________________________________________
City: ____________________ State: ________ Zip: ________
County: ________________________
Date of Birth:
Last 4 of SSN:
Last 4 of Driver’s Lic#:
Home Phone: ________________________ Email: _________________________
Business or Facility Name: _________________________________________________________________
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Address
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__________________ Business Phone:_____________________
City
State
Zip
County
Name and location of facility if different from above, where raptor(s) will be propagated:
___________________________________________________________ County_____________________
Falconry Permit Number: State: _______________ Federal: ________________
Please enclose a copy of your current Federal Raptor Propagation Permit and note the permit number in this
space: ____________________________________
NOTE: Applicant must list all individual birds to be propagated on the back in the space provided.
Applicant Signature _________________________________________ Date _____________________
By my signature above, I hereby certify that all entries made on this application are true and complete, that I have read and understand the permit
conditions that I have been provided and that I will conduct my raptor propagation activities as specified in the conditions, and I agree and understand
that any falsification of information herein, regardless of time of discovery, may result in denial or revocation of my permit.
TYPED SIGNATURE IS AUTHORIZED AND BINDING PER CODE OF VIRGINIA §1-13.32 AND §2.1-7.4
Make checks payable to: Treasurer of Virginia and return to:
Permit Section, VDGIF, P O Box 3337 Henrico, VA 23228
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VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES
APPLICATION TO PROPAGATE AND SELL CERTAIN RAPTORS IN VIRGINIA (26 – RAPP)
(Under Authority of §§ 29.1-412, 521, and 542 of the Code of Virginia and 4 VAC 15-30-60)
Non-refundable Application Fee: $37.50 for a three year term (or part thereof 1
st
year)
Check One:
New
Renewal
Previous VDGIF Permit Number:
____Mr. ____Mrs. ____Ms. ____Miss.
Name of Applicant: _______________________________________________________________________
Address:__________________________________________________________________________________
City: ____________________ State: ________ Zip: ________
County: ________________________
Date of Birth:
Last 4 of SSN:
Last 4 of Driver’s Lic#:
Home Phone: ________________________ Email: _________________________
Business or Facility Name: _________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________
Address
_________________ ______ ______
__________________ Business Phone:_____________________
City
State
Zip
County
Name and location of facility if different from above, where raptor(s) will be propagated:
___________________________________________________________ County_____________________
Falconry Permit Number: State: _______________ Federal: ________________
Please enclose a copy of your current Federal Raptor Propagation Permit and note the permit number in this
space: ____________________________________
NOTE: Applicant must list all individual birds to be propagated on the back in the space provided.
Applicant Signature _________________________________________ Date _____________________
By my signature above, I hereby certify that all entries made on this application are true and complete, that I have read and understand the permit
conditions that I have been provided and that I will conduct my raptor propagation activities as specified in the conditions, and I agree and understand
that any falsification of information herein, regardless of time of discovery, may result in denial or revocation of my permit.
TYPED SIGNATURE IS AUTHORIZED AND BINDING PER CODE OF VIRGINIA §1-13.32 AND §2.1-7.4
Make checks payable to: Treasurer of Virginia and return to:
Permit Section, VDGIF, P O Box 3337 Henrico, VA 23228
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Please list the common name, the scientific name, the sex, and the band number for raptors that are currently in
your possession that you may be propagating under the auspices of this permit:
Common Name
Scientific Name
Sex
Band Number
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(When identifying hybrids list male first e.g. peregrine (male) X prairie (female))
(Use separate piece of paper for additional species)
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Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES
PERMIT REQUIREMENTS TO PROPAGATE AND SELL CERTAIN RAPTORS IN VIRGINIA
PERMIT INFORMATION
Pursuant to 4 VAC 15-30-10 it shall be unlawful to import, export, buy, sell, offer for sale, or liberate within the
Commonwealth any wild animal unless otherwise specifically permitted by law or regulation. Under authority
of § 29.1-103 (11) and § 29.1-412 of the Code of Virginia, the Propagate and Sell Permit shall authorize the
holder to buy, possess, propagate, and sell certain wildlife.
A state raptor propagation permit shall be required before any person may take, possess, transport, import,
purchase, barter, or offer to sell, purchase, or barter any native or naturalized raptor, raptor egg, or raptor
semen for propagation purposes. An applicant must hold a current Federal Raptor Propagation Permit.
An applicant for a permit to propagate raptors required pursuant to §§ 29.1-412, 521, and 542 of the Code of
Virginia, under regulations developed under authority § 29.1-413, for a fee authorized pursuant to § 29.1-417
and established in 4 VAC 15-20-200, and under penalties prescribed in § 29.1-505 and 4 VAC 15-290-130,
shall submit to the Department a completed Propagation Permit application form and shall conduct their
propagation activities in accordance with these permit conditions established under the authority of the Director
as granted in 4 VAC 15-30-5.
1.
Application: Application for a permit and an application fee shall be submitted to the Virginia
Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Permit Section, P O Box 3337, Henrico, VA 23228. (All
checks made payable to the "Treasurer of Virginia.")
2.
Term of Permit: Permits issued under the provisions of this section shall be issued on a calendar basis
beginning January 1 and expiring December 31 for a three-year term. At $12.50 per year, the non-
refundable permit application fee is $37.50 for the three-year term. All permits, regardless of issuance
date, will expire December 31st. It shall be the responsibility of the permittee to initiate any and all
renewals.
3.
Reports: Permittees shall remit a copy of their U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Raptor Propagation
st
Permit Annual Report to the Department by January 31
of each year.
PERMIT CONDITIONS
A. No native or naturalized raptors, raptor eggs, or raptor semen may be taken from the wild unless authorized
in writing by the Department. If authorized, the raptors taken or hatched must be marked with permanent non-
reusable, numbered bands issued by the USFWS. A permittee may not purchase, sell or barter any raptor eggs,
any raptors taken from the wild, any raptor semen collected from the wild, or any raptors hatched from eggs
taken from the wild. No raptors may be intentionally released to the wild without written authorization by the
Department.
B. Raptors listed as "endangered'' or "threatened'' per 4 VAC 15-20-130 may only be possessed for raptor
propagation purposes if the raptors are captive-bred and banded with a seamless numbered band or if they are
pre-act birds identified with markers supplied by the USFWS.
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C. No bird banded with a standard Federal migratory bird band may be taken from the wild for propagation
purposes.
D. Prior to issuance of a new raptor propagation permit, the applicant’s raptor propagation facilities must be
inspected and approved by a representative of the Department. Facilities must be open to inspection at any
reasonable time by an authorized representative of the Department. Permittee will inform the Permit Section in
writing within thirty days if the raptor propagation facilities are relocated.
E. The permittee shall submit the blue copy of the 3-186A - Migratory Bird Acquisition /Disposition Report to
the Department within five (5) calendar days of any transfer.
F. If the permittee wishes to add additional species to the list of species shown on their permit during the year,
authorization is required from the Department's Permit Section prior to acquisition. The Permit Section
telephone number is (804) 367-6913.
G. A Permit To Exhibit Wild Animals in Virginia is not required for an authorized falconer or raptor propagator
to exhibit a bird held under his/her valid falconry or raptor propagation permit(s) for noncommercial,
conservation education purposes, except eagles.
H. Regulation 4 VAC 15-290-130 states that a permit holder shall comply with all terms and conditions of any
permit issued by the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries pursuant to Title 29.1 of the Code of Virginia
and the regulations of the board pertaining to hunting, fishing, trapping, attempting to take, possession, sale,
offering for sale, transporting or causing to be transported, importing or exporting, propagating, exhibiting, and
rehabilitating of any wild bird, wild animal or fish. The penalty for violation of this section is a Class 3
misdemeanor unless another penalty is specified. The Department may revoke, or suspend a permit for failure
to comply with the conditions of this permit. Any person whose permit is revoked, or suspended may appeal
that decision in writing, to the Director, Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, P O Box 90778 Henrico, VA
23228-0778.
I. This permit does not absolve the permittee of any responsibilities or conditions of any other federal, state, or
local laws and regulations, including those that apply to Threatened or Endangered Species.
J. Regulation 4 VAC 15-30-7 states that provided that the issuance of a permit renewal has been delayed past
the expiration date of the permittee’s previous permit at no fault of the applicant, the permittee may continue the
specific activities authorized by the expired permit until the Department has acted on such person’s application
for renewal. To qualify for this allowance, applicants must submit a completed renewal application to the
Department at least 30 days prior to the expiration date of the permit. The Department may deny renewal of a
permit to any applicant who fails to meet the issuance criteria set forth by the Department.
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