I suppose it's inevitable that some social wonder wants to reinvent the wheel. Some 50 years ago, likely before you were born, an idiot taxidermist named Lanny Ballard conned the NTA into spending about $3 million into fighting the government to "overturn this silly law". It went through the courts and after exhausting most of the NTA treasury, the government blinked and WE WON. Along with the win, the US Dept. of Interior issues ONE PERMIT TO LANNY BALLARD FOR ONE FRIGGIN HAWK. The world today is much different from that of half a century ago. With political correctness, animal rights groups, "save the soecies" groups, "environmentalists, and just plain bunny huggers, we were simply trying to educate you that the wheel has already been discovered. Still, what do I know. Your first step should be to contact the US Fish and Wildlife Service. There are offices in every region of the country. In Delaware mine is in Newtown, Massachusetts. Their phone is (413) 253-8200. Call them and ask to speak to an agent. Ask the agent for the specific CFR I suppose I shouldn't be surprised when some social warrior decides that the wheel needs to be reinvented. We were simply trying to tell you that you aren't the first and simply because we find no reasoning in it or thing it's a senseless requirement doesn't change the matter. It's been almost 50 years since and idiot taxidermist named Lanny Ballard convinced the NTA to challenge the USFWS. After spending nearly $3million carrying the issue through the courts, the NTA WON!!! Then Lanny Ballard was issued a permit for ONE FRIGGIN HAWK. About 10 years ago, for some harebrained reason, Ballard was presented the Pioneer Award for that idiocy and in his acceptance speech he encouraged us that we should revisit this and fight that "senseless law". SO, far be it from me to stop someone's manifest destiny. Understand that before you embark on this journey, you're going to be battling the animal rights activists, the environmentalists, and the bunny huggers as well as the bean counting bureaucrats who oppose any changes to the laws. First step is to contact your REGIONAL USFWS office. In Delaware, mine is in Newtown, Massachusetts (413) 253-8200. When you speak to an agent, beware of any benevolence. If he says the issue is fine, then you get a name and a date and an office title of the person. If he declines, as him exactly what CFR (Code of Federal Regulations - I'm presuming it's the CFR 50-10 series) covers the issue you've raised. Then you must sit down and send a letter requesting a variance to the CFR with all this information to the USFWS at your regional office. If they decline, start a package and send your letter and their denial to the USFWS in DC. If that fails, then your next package needs to go to the US Department of the Interior. If that fails, then it's time for the court system to be involved, but you should read a famous quote by Thomas Tusser before you do.