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  • peregrine falcon in flight at the Colston Creek Access area

    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.

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    Application period for peregrine capture permits is open March 15 through April 15

    The 2018 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. Successful applicants will be notified by April 25. Successful permit holders must wait two years before applying for another capture permit.

Peregrine Falcon

Falco peregrinus

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Health Issues Which May Affect This Animal

What Causes This Disease?

Avian influenza is caused by an influenza type A virus. There are 144 different types of avian influenza viruses known. Avian Influenza viruses are categorized into two groups, high pathogenity and low pathogenicity, based on the extent of illness and death they cause in domestic poultry.

Where Is The Disease Found?

Avian influenza is found worldwide including North America. The disease is found in domestic poultry and wild waterfowl, typically in the low pathogenicity forms. Avian Influenza has been found waterfowl and raptors in Idaho.

Signs of Disease

Avian influenza can cause a variety of clinical signs in birds including lack of energy and appetite, decreased egg production, soft-shelled or misshapen eggs, swelling of the head, eyelids, comb, wattles, and hocks, purple discoloration of the wattles, combs, and legs, nasal discharge, coughing, sneezing, lack of coordination, diarrhea, or sudden death without clinical signs. At necropsy, nasal discharge, greenish, watery diarrhea and swelling around the eyes and neck can be seen. In addition, multifocal necrosis of the pancreas and liver, pulmonary congestion and edema, subepicardial hemorrhage, and myocarditis can be seen.

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