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Do you need a License to raise quail?

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My Husband is claiming that we need a license to raise quail in our state(Arizona) because quail are gamebirds. is this true? I want to raise Coturnix  Quail for eggs to sell.


Edited by namastemama - 12/12/11 at 8:05am
post #2 of 10

It varies by state but where i live you do not. You can ask your local fish & game for a detailed answer.

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post #3 of 10
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I think i found my answer, you only need it if you raise certain breeds...

The wildlife species and the number of animals per species that will be obtained
under the license. If the application is for use of multiple species, the applicant
shall list each species and the number of animals per species. The Department
shall only issue a license for the following game bird species:
a. Blue grouse, Dendragapus obscurus;
b. California or valley quail, Callipepla californica;
c. Chukar, Alectoris chukar;
d. Gambel's quail, Callipepla gambelii;
e. Montezuma or Mearns' quail, Cyrtonyx montezumae;
f. Northern bobwhite, Colinus virginianus, which only requires a game bird hobby
license if used in game management units 34A, 36A, 36B, and 36C;

post #4 of 10

Here is a link to the sticky that describes it and has contact info. http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=429252

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post #5 of 10

In Texas, best I can tell from the texas dpt of wildlife or whatever, you only need a license for _native_ game bird species, anything else is fair game more or less.  I'm not sure how many other states that applies to. 

Out of curiosity I googled what I could for you and this is what I found.

http://www.azsos.gov/public_services/title_12/12-04.htm

search the page for "R12-4-419. Game Bird Hobby License"

In that paragraph it lists what species it'll issue licenses for (coturnix not mentioned), and lower in the same section it says the license isn't required for bobwhites "unless..." some other issues.

From reading that I'd assume you don't need one for Arizona for coturnix, but I'm by no means an expert, lawyer, or even an Arizona resident.  (btw, the Texas site is SO much easier to read and understand lol)

maybe someone who actually lives there can clarify that and give it more certainty though

[edit: looks like you may have found this site already by the time I replied]


Edited by tricid - 12/12/11 at 8:10am
post #6 of 10

So tell me what was the az permit answer? Is it needed?  And were quail worth it?

post #7 of 10

You can go to this link and see if your community is one of the 17 listed for Arizona.

In my opinion, these are the best quaility quail eggs.

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Chickens can carry diseases that are fatal to quail.

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In my opinion, these are the best quaility quail eggs.

To learn as much as you can about quail, read this book.

Chickens can carry diseases that are fatal to quail.

Studies have shown that one out of every three people have been diagnosed with a mental disorder, so if your 2 closest friends seem "OK", then the problem is YOU!

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post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by James the Bald View Post

You can go to this link and see if your community is one of the 17 listed for Arizona.

Nice try but the link didn't have any info. I was asking the nice lady who started the post.  So far every time ive looked the answers all seem to be about going hunting. There seems to be no mention of Texas A&M quail under game birds.

post #9 of 10

The Texas A & M do not apply in Arizona because they are Coturnix quail and are not native species to Arizona. I am trying to figure out the Bobwhite deal myself I am in Northern Arizona. I have left a message with the game department as of today. Did anyone find out about where bobwhites apply? Someone in Chino Valley gave me 7 bobwhite eggs for free when I was buying A&M. 

post #10 of 10

Thanks for all the great info, its worrisome to think a silly permit will change the fate of all things yummy.  :bun

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