legal aspects of quail??

Discussion in 'Quail' started by silverfilly, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. silverfilly

    silverfilly Peepin N' Cheepin

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    OK I should be geting my quail eggs over the next couple days. Im geting Texas A&M, Jumbo cotornix and button quail. Now Im asuming button quail is put in the same class as finches and parakeets as far has laws am I correct? what about the other quail. I want to raise them for eggs and meat but My husband just mentiond did I need a permit? I never thought about it Im just woundering If I should have reaserched that a bit more. Im in KS. Am I Ok?
     
  2. AK-Bird-brain

    AK-Bird-brain I gots Duckies!

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    Where are you located? Someone on here may live near by and already know the local regulations.
    Up hear in Alaska you can own them, raise them, eat them or use them for dog training without special permits. It is illegal to release them into the wild (for dog training or trying to introduce them into the area) without making every attempt to capture or kill them without special permits.
     
  3. Mrs MIA

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  4. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    I see my husband beat me to it. [​IMG]
     
  5. silverfilly

    silverfilly Peepin N' Cheepin

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    no one has posted anything on the quail place about KS, Guess I just asumed as they have the sales all the time and u seee people raising gamebirds all around here. Im sure its ok but Ill call the fish and game tomorrow just to ask and be sure. I was just woundering I dont want to go to the slammer for gamebird parafanilia...LOL
     
  6. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You can get into contact with the KS Parks & Wildlife at 785-296-2281 or the KS Legislative hotline at 800-432-3924. I know that there has been some changes to KS laws in the last few years and I would highly recommend contact one of the above.

    Also want to recommend a local organization for you - the Heart of America Game Breeders' Assocation - http://www.gbwf.org/hoagba/ You may also want to contact one of the KS directors to see what advice they can give you.

    Dan
     
  7. silverfilly

    silverfilly Peepin N' Cheepin

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    Thanks for posting that, I called and she said dont need anything unless Im going to sell the birds than I need a gamebird breeder permit, she is sending me the application for that although I think it would be awhile before I needed anything like that. She said just keep reciepts so I can prove I bought them and not got them from the wild. She said you can even set them loose with no permit although I did not tell her what kind..think she asumed bobwhite not little buttons..or cotornix.

    Thanks Again Kimberly
     
  8. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    what you found from your commissoner is basically the law here in PA too. Which is nice, its' reasonable and easy to abide by. Except coturnix I dont need anything for them. You should have told her waht you had because you may not even need an application to fill out for coturnix (buttons i am almost positive are considered apet caged bird not really a game bird). Here in PA the only ones i need that for are bobwhites and pheasants. I can own raise and breed bobwhites and pheasants i just cannot release, or sell (or even give) them to people w/o a permit.
     
  9. AK-Bird-brain

    AK-Bird-brain I gots Duckies!

    May 7, 2007
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    When you speak to a live person I'd take it with a grain of salt. They are just giving their opinion of what they recall at the time.

    We spoke with our fish and game and they told us no way, no how, could we own or breed quail legally in Alaska with or without permits. Quick search of the states legal database shows we can own, sell, breed and use for bird dog training. We are only prohibited from intentinally releasing into the wild.

    I'd still take a look at the written regulations for my self.
     
  10. silverfilly

    silverfilly Peepin N' Cheepin

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    Just got that application in the mail with the rules..exemptions Coturnix..so im good...thanks for your avise everyoen
     

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