are crows legal to have? or in what states?
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We have a crow season in MO so they are ok to have here. That's as far my insite into that is! You should be able to go to your DNR website and if there is a season for it, then it would be legal.
Not sure what you mean "legal to have". Are you wondering if they are legal to mount? If there is an "open season" on them in your state, yes - you can mount them. As far as raising them..?
...are considered migratory game birds. Hence any federal and or state regs/laws that would pertain to wild ducks, geese, snipe, swans, etc. would also apply to crows. WHY... I'll never know. Maybe the Raven knows huh Dan? See you in Billings next week!
...a law and it protected crows for a while is because they used the scientific name which included the crows. However, shortly there after, they came back and amended the law. Some states caught on and have a year around season. --END OF PROBLEM.
That's new information to most of us and I'd like to know where I can find that amendment.
In Idaho crows are a migratory bird and there is a season with a very liberal bag limit. I here that they taste terrible, although I have never personally eaten one. If I am not mistaken The great state of Montana has a law that protects crows. I guess the legislature thinks that they are some kind of bio clean up crew. Any way if you want to come on over an "harvest" some talk to me in Billings.
Page 42 of our State book list Wednesday, Friday Saturday of each week from June 1 thru last day of feb. plus Labor Day andChristmas. Crows are nongame migratory birds http://www.ncwildlife.org.
Lee and Terry are correct. Each state is different. Most have an open season and a very few do not. Ravins may not be taken at any time. None of the North American Corvids can be bought, sold traded or barted at any time.
Crow season runs from Sept. 1st - March 31st. Friday Saturday Sunday
and Monday's only. I guess they get Tue. Wed. and Thur. off. lol
Bag Limits: No daily or possession limits.
Shooting Hours: sunrise to sunset.
Non-toxic shot: not required.
Other: Last year's hunting license is required when hunting prior
to October 1.
Crow hunters do not need to be registered in HIP.
Crows may be hunted with rifles and recorded electronically
amplified bird calls or sounds.
TITLE 50--WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES
CHAPTER I--UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE
PART 20--MIGRATORY BIRD HUNTING--Table of Contents
Subpart L--Administrative and Miscellaneous Provisions
Sec. 20.133 Hunting regulations for crows.
(a) Crows may be taken, possessed, transported, exported, or
imported, only in accordance with such laws or regulations as may be
prescribed by a State pursuant to this section.
(b) Except in the State of Hawaii, where no crows shall be taken,
States may by statute or regulation prescribe a hunting season for
crows. Such State statutes or regulations may set forth the method of
taking, the bag and possession limits, the dates and duration of the
hunting season, and such other regulations as may be deemed appropriate,
subject to the following limitations for each State:
(1) Crows shall not be hunted from aircraft;
(2) The hunting season or seasons on crows shall not exceed a total
of 124 days during a calendar year;
(3) Hunting shall not be permitted during the peak crow nesting
period within a State; and
(4) Crows may only be taken by firearms, bow and arrow, and
so if I want to go on a trophy crow hunt, and bring it back to Montana, I should be legal. I didnt want to get caught crossing state lines with illegal contraban.
They have to be 18 or older to be legal here. LOL