Wood Ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Wolf-Kim, May 27, 2008.

  1. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where could I find the list of states where you can legally keep wood ducks? Are there any states where you are "allowed" to keep them?

    I'm in NC and I was just wondering whether it is legal in NC or not. LOL. I was curious, I've seen them out on the ponds and think they are gorgeous and there were a few people on here who have found some, so I wondered how I would know whether it was legal or not.

    Thanks,
    Kim
     
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
  3. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!

    -Kim
     
  4. beefy

    beefy Flamingo Daddy-o

    Apr 21, 2007
    South Georgia
    you just have to get a permit in Georgia
     
  5. priszilla

    priszilla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard that mandarin ducks look very similar and are legal [​IMG]
     
  6. beefy

    beefy Flamingo Daddy-o

    Apr 21, 2007
    South Georgia
    woodducks are way cooler than any ol' stinkin mandarin ducks.
     
  7. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wood Ducks fall into the Migratory Waterfowl bracket and are monitored by the Feds instead of the individual states. You do not need a permit to own them as long as you have the documentation (USFWS Form 3-186) that you legally obtained the birds and they have been marked per law (either a pinion, toe clip or close-band). If you are to get rid of the birds or rear any young, a permit is required.

    http://www.fws.gov/permits/

    http://www.gbwf.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=4327

    It isn't really that big of a deal, just a minor inconvience to keep these wonderful ducks.

    Quote:Wow, great insight.

    Dan
     
  8. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dan, that was very helpful! I agree, it isn't a big deal to get permits for something, if you eant them that bad. At this rate, I'm going to have a ton of permits and licenses. LOL. Hatching egg license, Adult poultry license, Chick dealer license, game bird license(quail), and now another one. LOL

    -Kim
     
  9. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2008
    Colorado
    Quote:Wood Ducks fall into the Migratory Waterfowl bracket and are monitored by the Feds instead of the individual states. You do not need a permit to own them as long as you have the documentation (USFWS Form 3-186) that you legally obtained the birds and they have been marked per law (either a pinion, toe clip or close-band). If you are to get rid of the birds or rear any young, a permit is required.

    http://www.fws.gov/permits/

    http://www.gbwf.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=4327

    It isn't really that big of a deal, just a minor inconvience to keep these wonderful ducks.

    Quote:Wow, great insight.

    Dan

    So there aren't individual state laws that people have to follow? For example - Colorado? [​IMG] I knew (from your own website forum) about the Federal Permit - but I thought you had to check with each individual state? I checked out the state permit and it really isn't that big of a deal, I may get one if CO doesn't preclude it.
     
  10. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I don't believe states have too much jurisdiction over the Federal Migratory Bird Act, but some might have their own quirky little laws to get more $$$ from their residents!! Would be best to check with them, but do so armed with the Federal information should you are given a hard time.

    Dan
     

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