Peregrine Falcon Permit

Peregrine Falcon close-upThe Maryland Department of Natural Resources will allow the capture, for falconry purposes, of 6 passage peregrine falcons in 2019. A special peregrine falcon permit is required. In order to limit the capture of passage peregrine falcons, a special permitting system has been instituted.

Thirty peregrine falcon permits will be awarded based on a random drawing of permit applications received. There is a nonrefundable $10 application fee for resident and $50 application fee for nonresident falconers. All applicants must have a current general or master falconry permit. Nonresident falconers must provide a copy of their current state and federal falconry permit.

Applications must be postmarked by August 24, 2019. The season for trapping a passage peregrine falcon will be September 20 through October 20, 2019.

There will be a mandatory call-in system. Any falconer who takes a passage peregrine falcon must call in and report the take by 8 pm of the day of capture. The season will be immediately closed and announced on the call-in phone line once the number of passage peregrine falcons authorized by the final federal allocation for Maryland has been taken.

Successful applicants will be notified by September 1, 2019.

Application for Peregrine Falcon Permit

Related Permits

Falconry Permit/License

Request by E-mail:

(include US Mailing Address)

Request by Phone:

(410) 260-8540
Toll-free in Maryland:
1-877-620-8DNR [8367], Extension 8540
TTY: users call via MD Relay 711

Request by Mail:

Wildlife Permit Coordinator
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Wildlife and Heritage Service
580 Taylor Ave., E-1
Annapolis MD 21401