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migratory bird taxidermy

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by predatorpro, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. Hello
    If a customer gifts me a couple of ducks or geese do I need a Federal taxidermy license to mount these?These will only be practice ducks and geese for myself to see if its something I would like to pursue in the future.I do have a state taxidermy license.Thanks
  2. RDA

    RDA Well-Known Member

    Yes, you do need a federal migratory permit...

  3. vinyari

    vinyari New Member

    I am in canada so I by no means have any clue how things are done in the states, But I talked to my local fish and wildlife officer and here we can do them for ourselves, can not do it for a customer, or cannot sell them, but for your own purposes (practice) you don't need permits. just commenting on the difference between here and there.

    good luck
  4. duxdown

    duxdown New Member

    According to the federal law you only need a permit provided your mounting waterfowl for someone other than yourself. I just googled and read the law, its just as i thought but better sure than in trouble.
  5. Bowhunter18

    Bowhunter18 New Member


    I just received my federal migratory permit yesterday and from what I understand you do not need it if they are gifted to you or you killed them. If you killed them you should have all hunting liecense/permits required. If they are gifted to you to be safe I would get a trasfer tag fill out from the giver.
  6. Re: Re: migratory bird taxidermy

    The only way you don't need it is if you killed the ducks however if someone else killed the ducks and gave them to you then you have to have a federal migratory bird permit. Call local agent or someone on the federal side and they would happily help you out.

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    TIM DUNCAN surry county va

    here in VA if that bird comes in that shop to be in your passession you better have a federal migratory bird permit the way i read this is you can have them in your house freezer but can not have them in the business freezer still that is pushing the issue if you want to do birds just get the permit no biggie