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PDFWAC 220-420-010

Falconry definitions.

"Abatement" is the use of trained raptors to abate depredation problems caused by migratory birds and other wildlife.
"Captive-bred raptor" means the progeny of a mating of raptors in captivity.
"Falconry" means the possession and use of raptors for the purpose of hunting or free flight training.
"Hacking" is the release, sometimes temporary, of a raptor held for falconry to the wild so that it may survive on its own.
"Hybrid" means offspring of raptors of one or more distinct species listed in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 50 C.F.R. § 10.13.
"Imp" is to cut a broken or damaged feather and replace or repair it with an undamaged feather.
"Imprint," for the purposes of falconry, means a raptor that is hand-raised in isolation from the sight of other raptors from two weeks of age until it has fledged. An imprinted raptor is considered to be so for its entire lifetime.
"Raptor" means a migratory bird of the Order Falconiformes or the Order Strigiformes listed in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regulations at 50 C.F.R. § 10.13, including the bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) and the golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos).
"Take" means to trap or capture or attempt to trap or capture a raptor from the wild.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-420-010, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. 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. WSR 10-18-012 (Order 10-214), § 232-30-120, filed 8/20/10, effective 9/20/10.]
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