are flickers legal to mount in NY?

Submitted by Randy Weeberman on 6/22/06 at 10:14 AM. ( )

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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not legal

This response submitted by Rich P. on 6/22/06 at 10:49 AM. ( )

They are not legal to mount

Are they really?

This response submitted by Randy Weeberman on 6/22/06 at 11:08 AM. ( )

Wow...not even with a legal permit or somethin'?do you know why they're illegal?


This response submitted by Old Fart on 6/22/06 at 11:53 AM. ( )

...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.


This response submitted by Bill on 6/22/06 at 1:48 PM. ( )

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.

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