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WAC 232-12-005

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Predatory birds.

(1) HUNTING PREDATORY BIRDS:
(a) It is unlawful to hunt for or take predatory birds without a hunting license except as allowed under RCW 77.36.030.
(b) Crows and magpies: It is lawful to take crows during established hunting seasons and crows or magpies when found committing or about to commit depredations upon ornamental or shade trees, agricultural crops, livestock, or wildlife, or when concentrated in such numbers and manner as to constitute a health hazard or other nuisance provided that none of the birds, or their plumage, be offered for sale.
(c) All other predatory birds may be hunted throughout the year.
(2) SALE OF PREDATORY BIRDS: It is lawful to sell starlings, house sparrows and rock doves for the purposes of falconry and lawful to sell rock doves for the purposes of bird dog training.
(3) POSSESSION OF PREDATORY BIRDS: It is lawful to take from the wild and possess live starlings, house sparrows and rock doves for purposes of falconry and rock doves for purposes of bird dog training.
(4) RELEASE OF LIVE PREDATORY BIRDS: It is lawful, without a permit, to release rock doves for the purposes of bird dog training or falconry.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.12.020. WSR 04-11-036 (Order 04-98), ยง 232-12-005, filed 5/12/04, effective 6/12/04.]