Raising California Valley Quail in Ohio?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by WaterFowlMan01, Dec 23, 2014.

  1. WaterFowlMan01

    WaterFowlMan01 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, I was wondering if I could own a pair of California Valley Quail in Ohio without a permit, due to them not being native to the state. I read in another forum that it is alright to own them as long as they are not native to the state. I would like to keep them as pets in a pretty large mixed aviary, but I do not know if I am legally allowed. Thank you for your time!

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  2. Sill

    Sill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check with your state's game and fish department. They will be the ones regulating game birds.
     
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    Ntsees Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agree with the above post. In my State, you are still required to have a permit to keep some upland gamebirds that are not even a native to the U.S. (e.g. ringneck pheasant and chuckar).
     
  4. WaterFowlMan01

    WaterFowlMan01 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks to the both of you! After doing more research, I guess that maybe my last option. Many different forums and threads suggested to contact the state's fish and game department, but unfortunately, I will have to wait, since I will be moving soon and I still do not know where I will be located. When I do re-locate, I will begin the construction of my new aviary and contact the department. Thanks again for the help! I really appreciate your response/s!
     

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