USFWS to increase migratory bird permit fees!

Submitted by Mark Wilson on 4/11/05 at 9:01 PM. ( Mark@AfricanHunting.Info )

NTA headquarters has just received notification that the USFWS will be increasing the fees for a migratory bird taxidermy permit from the current $25 to $100 effective May 11, 2005.

The NTA has gone on record with USFWS as being opposed to any fee increase.

This message is being posted by the NTA to keep you informed.


Mark Wilson, NTA President

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This response submitted by Steve D on 4/11/05 at 9:12 PM. ( )

What are they doing competeing with the oil companys to see who can get the most for there services.

guess I won't be doing ducks this fall

This response submitted by jrosbor on 4/11/05 at 9:26 PM. ( )



This response submitted by Mr. T on 4/11/05 at 9:30 PM. ( )

this deer guy asks,,, how long is the permit good for before needing to be renewed? Thanks

More money for permission!

This response submitted by Kim on 4/11/05 at 9:39 PM. ( )

It figures! We have to pay MORE to GET PERMISSION to do our profession. LMAO::I wonder if it is still alright to go to the bathroom WITHOUT asking for permission? Still gotta finish with paperwork on that project!

Money, Money, Money ,Money

This response submitted by wildbill on 4/11/05 at 10:05 PM. ( )

Just raise your waterfowl prices and pass it on. That's what everyone else does when they have to pay more out-of-pocket expenses

three years

This response submitted by Jim on 4/11/05 at 10:15 PM. ( )

Its good for three years, That's $33.00 a year big whoop. I've been waiting for 4 /12 months for mine because they only have 2 people in our district to get the forms processed. When I talked with the head of the permits the money is going for help so I don't have a problem. I already pay 180.00 pr year for my state license so a 100. For three years isn't anything.

Some waterfowl taxidermists I know,

This response submitted by Merr Ganser on 4/11/05 at 11:10 PM. ( )

Charge a small fee to log in and maintain the records for the Feds, of every migratory mount. This is in addition to the mounting charges.
The person I know charges $20.00 per bird . This money will pay you for your time when you get checked. Charge more or less It is up to you,what is your 4 hours worth when you have to halt production . It's only fair to you, your business and your family.

For edification

This response submitted by PA on 4/12/05 at 10:52 AM. ( )

The taxidermy Fee is proposed to increase to five years from the current three. It also appears in the USFWS posting that there was no comments on taxidermy permit changes filed with the office even though 273 comments were filed relating to all the fee changes - banding permits, import/export, cites, salvage, eagles, etc.

Taxidermy permits are only a very small item in the general reworking of the fee schedules. The final rules will be available when implemented at this web site

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