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post #16 of (permalink) Old 05-16-2006, 05:28 PM
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Here's what I found...

To put it short, it is illegal to possess and wildlife (or part thereof) unless you have a licence to do it, as far as I can tell...

From:
http://www.qp.gov.bc.ca/statreg/stat/W/96488_01.htm

Possession of wildlife

33 (1) A person commits an offence if the person has live wildlife in his or her personal possession except as authorized under a licence or permit or as provided by regulation.
(2) A person commits an offence if the person has dead wildlife or a part of any wildlife in his or her possession except as authorized under a licence or permit or as provided by regulation.
(3) Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to a person acting under a licence under the Fur Farm Act or the Game Farm Act.


With wildlife defined as:
"wildlife" means raptors, threatened species, endangered species, game or other species of vertebrates prescribed as wildlife and, for the purposes of sections 3 to 5, 7, 8, 84 (6.1) to (6.4), 97.1 to 98.1 and 108 (2) (v), includes fish;

and raptors:
"raptor" means a bird of the order Falconiformes known as vultures, eagles, falcons and hawks or the order Strigiformes known as owls, and includes its eggs;
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post #17 of (permalink) Old 05-16-2006, 05:34 PM
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Well I guess that clears it up. Thanks Voostra !
We'll just have to enlist some of these bad assed kids packing 9mm's as a patrol unit.

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I don't mean to be offensive...BUT I HATE the special exceptions for the natives...! Sometimes...just sometimes it gets really annoying!
Well, have you ever thought about what it's like to be Native and suddenly have "the white man", whom you graciously allowed to settle your country, rule that the tradition you have been practicing for 10,000 years is suddenly illegal?

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and if someong is crazy enough to take a feather off a live eagle, they deserve to keep it
What was that [?]

If someone is crazy enough to take a feather off a live eagle they do not deserve anything IMO. I sure hope the eagle gets a good hit at that crazy person so he/she never thinks about trying something crazy like this again... [}]


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quote:Originally posted by Bavarian Raven
I don't mean to be offensive...BUT I HATE the special exceptions for the natives...! Sometimes...just sometimes it gets really annoying!
What was that [?]

In French there is a really neat saying that would work really well for what I'm thinking at the moment. If I translate it literally, it would sound like this: "You should turn your tongue in your mouth seven times before you say something". I hope you get it. And if you don't well here's an easier translation for you: "Think before you speak!"


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quote:Originally posted by Farmer
and if someong is crazy enough to take a feather off a live eagle, they deserve to keep it
What was that [?]

If someone is crazy enough to take a feather off a live eagle they do not deserve anything IMO. I sure hope the eagle gets a good hit at that crazy person so he/she never thinks about trying something crazy like this again... [}]
I may be wrong, but I took farmer's post to mean that if someone were to attempt taking a feather from a live eagle that they would probably not walk away unscathed. I suspect that an eagle would be less than complaisant to anyone that got within 10 feet of it and I would assume that those talons could to a whole lot of damage before one even had any idea that something had happened. I wouldn't consider getting that close to an eagle -- they're quite formidable creatures.

There's nothing wrong with thinking about such things, Annie -- it's quite another to actually do it (in that regard, you are absolutely correct).


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I don't mean to be offensive...BUT I HATE the special exceptions for the natives...! Sometimes...just sometimes it gets really annoying!
I'm sure that some would agree with you and some wouldn't, but this topic is better left to some other less-than-friendly forum community as it has absolutely nothing to do with hiking.

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Thanks for the help! Some amazing laws and regs out there.

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Thanks for the help! Some amazing laws and regs out there.

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post #23 of (permalink) Old 07-16-2016, 07:35 PM
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In BC most feathers are okay....
"A permit is not required to possess cast antlers, most bird feathers, processed game meat or lawfully owned wildlife." from the Prov Govt website

I was wondering WHICH feathers you would need a permit for but I noticed an earlier poster say is was waterfowl. I'd like to be sure that was true so I know which feathers not to collect. (

I know this is a super old thread- I came across it doing some research as I had thought it illegal to possess eagle feathers anywhere in Canada but an eagle biologist was saying it is perfectly legal in BC but illegal everywhere else in Canada.)
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I was wondering WHICH feathers you would need a permit for but I noticed an earlier poster say is was waterfowl. I'd like to be sure that was true so I know which feathers not to collect. (
"feathers from migratory insectivorous birds or migratory non-game birds both as defined in the Convention appended to the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 (Canada)"
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post #26 of (permalink) Old 03-15-2017, 02:41 PM
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Apparently collecting bird feathers in the U.S.A. is illegal. I came across this site when trying to ID a feather I found on an FSR while hiking in BC.

https://www.fws.gov/lab/featheratlas/featherlaw.html


And there is the Migratory Birds Convention Act in Canada with links to provincial laws at the bottom of the page.


https://ec.gc.ca/nature/default.asp?...n&n=496E2702-1

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