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Falconry rules to change

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BATON ROUGE, La., (KNOE 8 News) - The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) adopted a notice of intent to amend the rules and regulations governing falconry (hunting with a trained bird of prey such as a hawk).

The change would replaces the existing rules for the sport with expanded rules that combine state rules with federal rules.

Currently, falconers are required to obtain a state and federal falconry permit and a Louisiana Game Breeder's License.  Effective January 1, 2014, individual states wishing to retain falconry programs must adopt their own regulations based on minimum criteria set forth by the feds.

The new Louisiana plan would have three classes of falconers including apprentice, general and master. A permit applicant is required to pass a written exam and serve a two-year apprenticeship with a general or master falconer. Under the new rules, an electronic reporting system for falconers to replace the current paper system would be implemented.

To view the full notice of intent, visit http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/action-items.

Public comment will be accepted at any monthly LWFC meeting through Dec. 6, 2012 or can be submitted to Kenny Ribbeck, LDWF Wildlife Division, P. O. Box 98000, Baton Rouge, LA  70898-9000, or kribbeck@wlf.la.gov through Dec. 5, 2012.

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