Can I raise California Quail in California?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Byron Luk, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. Byron Luk

    Byron Luk Hatching

    Jul 12, 2013
    Do I need a permit? How much will it cost? I am only breeding them, not using them for hunting.
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    In most states, you do need a license to keep any Native New World quail, such as California's. However not all of the states enforce this law. You need to check with your local fish, game and wildlife department for info in this and how much it costs. :)
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  3. ammay13

    ammay13 In the Brooder

    Apr 8, 2013
    Yes- you must have a permit in California to raise Valley quail. You can buy it from the F&G website. I believe it is the Game Birds Breeders Class 1 license and it runs about $21~. I am looking into raising those myself since they are so pretty :)
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