I found one that got hit by a car...just curious if I can mount it without any special papers and such. thanx
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They are not legal to mount
Wow...not even with a legal permit or somethin'?do you know why they're illegal?
...Federally protected, maybe! Other than game birds with a season on them and domestically raised birds with papers, the only birds that are not protected are starlings, English sparrows and pigeons.
ANY songbird is considered a migratory bird and is federally protected. Technically, it is illegal to have in your possession any "part, nest, egg, or offspring thereof, or the dead body or parts thereof". So even feathers are illegal as I understand it. The only way a taxidermist can get a permit to do one is if the bird is going to a "public scientific or educational institution" for display and there is a ton of paperwork that needs to be done.