Raptors Could Be Used for Nuisance Wildlife Abatement

Permit would be issued by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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The PGC has given preliminary approval for a measure allowing the use of raptors in nuisance-wildlife control
Pennsylvania Game Commission
Pennsylvania Game Commission

Harrisburg, PA -(Ammoland.com)- The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today gave preliminary approval to a measure allowing the use of raptors in nuisance-wildlife control, a practice for which the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issues permits.

All other regulations pertaining to nuisance-wildlife-control operators would apply to those receiving a permit to use a raptor. The use of raptors in nuisance wildlife control has existed in other states for many years. The Game Commission would need to amend its regulations in order for it to be permitted in Pennsylvania.

About the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC)

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is legally mandated to manage wildlife for the benefit of all Pennsylvanians, as well as all wildlife and the habitat that supports their existence. Pennsylvania’s Constitution and Game and Wildlife Code direct the Game Commission to protect, manage, and preserve wildlife and their habitat within the Commonwealth for the benefit of all people, including generations yet to come. Based on this direction, the Game Commission adopted the mission statement “to manage all wild birds, wild mammals, and their habitats for current and future generations.”

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