I would stay away from all migratory birds, watrfowl, as well as hawks, eagles, owls, scavengers, song birds.Also buying or reselling bass. 9I believe there is a Black Bass act of 1954 that prohibits the sale of all bass mounted or fresh) I beliieve rules on those two catagories are the same in all of the continental USA.State and Federal taxidermy permits are reasonable and easy to obtain. You should get some guidelines for your state with them. But also, when in possesion of a licence, It gives you Licence to ask the local wardens specific questions, they need to tell you the answer as well as show you where the law is written as such. If they refuse, ask for their superior and you will find out what you need. Don't let some donut soaker give you a generic answer that it's all illegal just to get you out of their lives. It's Part of their job. Good Luck.