Application period for peregrine capture open through April 15

During their Wednesday, March 13 meeting in Boise, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission adopted seasons and rules to continue annual capture of up to two nestling or juvenile wild peregrine falcons to be used for falconry through 2021. The 2019 permit application period is open March 15 through April 15.

Two permits are available - one statewide permit for either a nestling or recently-fledged juvenile peregrine, and one permit limited to nestling take only in Lemhi and Custer counties or a recently-fledged juvenile peregrine statewide.

Idaho resident falconers must have a master class license to apply, and may apply for either permit, but not both. There is a non-refundable application fee of $6.25. Successful applicants will be notified by April 25. Successful permit holders must wait two years before applying for another capture permit.

The capture season runs from May 1 to August 31. The application and rules for capturing peregrines for falconry are available on the Fish and Game website at:

peregrine falcon in flight at the Colston Creek Access area
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peregrine falcon in flight at the Colston Creek Access area