Falconry is defined as the taking of quarry, typically game birds, by the use of trained raptors.
- A valid North Dakota falconry license is required before any resident may take, possess, sell, barter, or transport a raptor for falconry purposes or practice falconry in North Dakota.
- To request a license application, contact the Game and Fish Department licensing section, 701-328-6335; or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Note: Before a falconry license is issued, the applicant’s raptor housing facilities and falconry equipment shall be inspected by a Game and Fish Department representative.
- Any nonresident licensee who wishes to practice falconry in North Dakota must first register Nonresident Falconry Registration.pdf prior to participating. Nonresident licensees must also purchase all applicable nonresident hunting licenses.
- Restrictions on Importation
- Licensees must comply with State Board of Animal Health regulations before importing any raptor, including hybrids, nonindigenous, captive-bred, or wild raptor from another state, territory, or country into North Dakota.
- The licensee shall provide a copy of all documents, permits, and other statements required by the State Board of Animal Health to the Department’s veterinarian.
- See the North Dakota falconry rules for other restrictions.