AND IMPORT PERMITS
To have live Bobwhite quail in your possession you need Maine Wildlife Propagation Permit. This permit is good for TWO calendar years and currently has a total cost of $27.00 ($13.50 per year).
When applying for this permit you can request a free Permit to Use Firearms During the Training of Sporting Dogs.
To bring adult gamebirds or chicks across state lines you need a Wildlife Importation Permit. This is also $27.00 and is good for ONE calender year. You do NOT need this permit if you are living in Maine and buy quail from us. You only need the import permit to bring them into Maine from another state.
Applications for these permits are available on line. If you have questions call 1-(207) 287-8000 . The propagation and firearms permit applications are available at http://www.maine.gov/ifw/licenses_permits/forms_applications.htm Look for the Wildlife Propagators Permit and the Importation Permit.
Permit to Use Firearms During the Training of Sporting Dogs
By the authority of the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and in accordance with Title 12, MRSA, Section 7863, 5, of |the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife laws, a permit is hereby granted to the above named person(s) authorizing the use of firearms during the training of sporting dogs to shoot and kill wild birds that have been legally raised in captivity, or imported from outside the state, and the holder must have a Wildlife Propagation Permit in his/her possession. (An import permit is also required if birds are obtained from out of state).
For the purposes of this permit, "Sporting Dogs" means sporting dogs as defined by the American Kennel Club, including pointers, retrievers, setters, spaniels, vizslas, Weimaraners, and wirehaired pointing griffons.
Training may take place at any time during daylight hours and a hunting license is not required. This permit must be in the possession of the permittee at all times during the training activity. A Wildlife Propagation Permit must be readily available for inspection during all training. If the permittee is not the owner of the wild birds being used for the training purposes, the Wildlife Propagation Permit Holder who owns the birds must be present during training. (Ring-necked pheasant must be marked with a leg band prior to being used for dog training purposes under this permit). All wild game released for dog training must be retrieved. Date 1/6/03
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