(1) A new Washington resident from outside the United States may qualify for a falconry permit appropriate for his/her experience. The falconer must demonstrate knowledge of state and federal falconry laws and regulations by correctly answering at least eighty percent of the questions on the Washington falconry examination. If the new falconer passes the test, the department will decide for which level of falconry permit he/she is qualified, consistent with the class requirements for a falconry permit in these regulations.
(2) In addition to passing the examination, the department will base its decision for permit issuance on documentation of the falconer's experience and any other pertinent material and supportive documents provided by the falconer or a third party. The falconer's facilities must meet the standards in these regulations and be inspected prior to receiving a Washington falconry permit.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, 77.12.047, 77.12.210, and C.F.R. Title 50, Part 21, Subpart C, Section 21.29; Migratory Bird Treaty Act. 10-18-012 (Order 10-214), § 232-30-171, filed 8/20/10, effective 9/20/10.]