Migratory Bird list/ birds and the state of Georgia?????

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by mominoz, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. mominoz

    mominoz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read on another topic post someone said that the state of Georgia won't let you have birds on the list except for education or food reasons.....? I tried to read some, but not sure how to go about asking the "right people" ,carefully ; the "right inquiries" as to how you can legally own as ornamentals? Anyone got the scoop on how to legally own some?I know I can purchase some from breeders and they will give/ or have a permit for the Federal requirements..... You know how it is if you just inquire of the state , sometimes it's legal, but the person you talk too has an agenda that no one should own one, even if you can legally, so they steer you with wrong info.....
     
  2. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    That was ahuge misunderstanding of the laws.
    THERE IS NO LAW IN GEORGIA FORBIDING THE KEEPING OF ANY MIGRATORY BIRDS.

    I have done this since the early 80's, it is all perfectly legal.
    For ownership, all you need is the form 3-186 transfer papers given to you by a licensed breeder. For sales or transfers you to need the U.S.D.I. Fish and Wildlife Services, Migratory Waterfowl Sales and Disposal Permit.
    Aside from that, there are NO laws from the state governing the keeping of these birds.

    In those other threads, there should have been post I put in them from GA DNR Officials, stating the same thing. Linda was simply told wrong by and unknowledgable represnataive when she contacted them about it. And, just like I would have done, got very unset about it.

    BUt again, it was wrong, there are no state laws on migratory waterfowl in Georgia, they follow all the Federal requirements just like all the other states do.


    I have this thread going too on the birds.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=345303

    around page 70ish I think, I have the full list of ducks listed, so you can easily see which ones fall under the permit requirements, as well as a list that dont need anything.
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2011
  3. mominoz

    mominoz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks,seemed odd for georgia.......
     
  4. Boggy Bottom Bantams

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    no problem
     

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