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Advice For A Beginning Taxidermy Collecter?

Discussion in 'Buyers and Sellers' started by BirdLover, Aug 16, 2019.

  1. BirdLover

    BirdLover New Member

    Hello everyone!
    My name is Michelle and I live in the United States.

    I just started being interested in collecting taxidermy animals, mainly birds, and would greatly appreciate any advice or tidbits on the legality of owning the specimens. I'm completely new to the world of taxidermy.

    Would I need a permit to own? Do I need to fill out any papers for each specimen I acquire?
  2. You picked a tough category to want to collect. In the US wild migratory birds can't be bought, sold, or bartered. That includes waterfowl, songbirds, shorebirds, crows, etc. Raptors like hawks and owls are off limits too. If you legally hunt waterfowl you can have them mounted for your own purposes. You can also purchase game farm waterfowl. They will have the proper paperwork identifying them as such.