Owl and hawk mount

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  1. Tman6493

    Tman6493 6 pointer

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    My boss has a horned owl and a red tail hawk mount. He asked if I wanted them. They are over 50 years old.

    what is the legality of these tho. I didn’t ask how they were killed or anything of that sort but I know he doesn’t have any paper work for them.
     
  2. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    You need to pass on it or call KDFWR for advice. I wouldn’t risk the fines or legal hassle just taking it and putting in the man cave unless you are a hermit. Some know it all hvac tech or plumber may make a phone call on you.
     
  3. bondhu

    bondhu 12 pointer

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    Hell roll the dice just don’t post your intentions on the web.
     
  4. CRFmxracer

    CRFmxracer 10 pointer

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    Funny you post this, I was just thinking about a customer I visited not long ago. Her deceased husband had a red tail hawk mount and I was wondering if when they became protected were mounts supposed to be destroyed, could they be given to someone etc
     
  5. you can't even have a feather in your possession. Bird of prey or even a songbird
     
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  6. aaronc

    aaronc 10 pointer

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    This right here is correct...at least as the law is written.
     
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  7. RLWEBB

    RLWEBB 12 pointer

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    Had a red-tailed hawk fly into a window once and kill itself. Just a young one. Wanted to have it mounted and called KDFWR. Was told that a permit was needed but that those permits were only issued to museums or schools. They told this applied to owls as well. Found a huge owl dead on the road once and would love to have had it mounted. I buried both birds by the way. I just like birds of prey. They are some cool critters.
     
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  8. RLWEBB

    RLWEBB 12 pointer

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    Even a song bird?
     
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  9. aaronc

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    X2
     
  10. aaronc

    aaronc 10 pointer

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    About everything is protected in that way,....except English Sparrows,..Starlings,...Pigeons (I think)...I maybe missing a few...but it is a short list. Used to be crows,..they even put a season on that for some political reason I'm sure :rolleyes:o_O
     
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  11. Dark Cloud

    Dark Cloud 12 pointer

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    I picked up a hawk down at the Louisa power plant, it was in the media ,on twenty three ,it’s head was cut off ,only thing I could figure ,it must have hit one of the power lines crossing the road ,I don’t know.Anyway got afraid to keep it so just let it go, beautiful feathers.
     
  12. rlb165

    rlb165 12 pointer

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    I had to look it up, but I remember hearing Rush talk about this story years ago.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/arch...es-feds/f70d4de7-98e7-408b-b48d-d97aeff093e6/
     
  13. for your answer on crows you can look up Migratory Bird Treaty.
     
  14. aaronc

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    Yeah,...Mexico as I remember,..right? :rolleyes:
     
  15. yeah I'm pretty sure. U.S. didn't like the liberal harvest numbers they had on ducks. Butted heads and came up with a resolution
     
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