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Use of game birds for training dogs, field trials—Marking requirements.

It is unlawful to possess game birds acquired from a licensed game farmer for the purpose of training dogs, field trials, or hunting unless the birds are marked in the following manner:
(1) Captive reared waterfowl shall be physically marked in the following manner:
(a) Removal of the hind toe from the right foot.
(b) Pinioning of a wing: Provided, That this method shall be the removal of the metacarpal bones of one wing or a portion of the metacarpal bones which renders the bird permanently incapable of flight.
(c) Banding of one metatarsus with a seamless metal band.
(d) Tattooing of a readily discernible number or letter or combination thereof on the web of one foot.
(2) All other game birds shall be physically marked by removal of the first joint of the outside toe on the right foot prior to four weeks of age or marked by a band purchased from the department.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. WSR 83-12-055 (Order 206), § 232-12-044, filed 6/1/83; WSR 81-22-002 (Order 174), § 232-12-044, filed 10/22/81; WSR 81-12-029 (Order 165), § 232-12-044, filed 6/1/81. Formerly WAC 232-12-120.]