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Harris's hawk, perched on a falconer's arm

Falconry

Information regarding falconry and falconry regulations in Utah

Harris's hawk, perched on a falconer's arm

Review this page for state and federal rules governing falconry in Utah, as well as instructions for applying to be a falconer and requirements for current falconers.

— View Utah Administrative Rule R657-20: Falconry

— View Federal falconry standards and falconry permitting (50 CFR-21.29)

The Federal 3-186a database is back online. You must use it to document the capture, transfer, banding or rebanding of falconry birds. You must also send copies of your Federal 3-186a forms to DWR at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2022 peregrine falcon permit application update:
  • Seventeen (17) falconry take permits are available in 2022, including sixteen (16) for Utah residents and one (1) for nonresidents.
  • No other take limits on sensitive raptor species are posted.
  • The 2022 falconry take application period for peregrine falcons will be open between 8 a.m. on Feb. 1, 2022 and 11:59 p.m. on March 31, 2022.
  • The 2022 peregrine falcon take season will be open between May 1 and Aug. 31, 2022.
  • Apply now for a peregrine falcon permit application.
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