Wildlife Act 1976

Falconry etc.

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41. (1) F119 [ Notwithstanding anything contained in section 22 or 23 of this Act, the Minister may make regulations ]

( a) regulating hunting by means of eagles, hawks, falcons F120 [ owls, buzzards, kites, vultures, harriers and other birds of the orders Accipitriformes, Falconiformes and Strigiformes ] trained to hawk for sport, or otherwise governing the practice of falconry,

( b) regulating the taking of eagles, hawks, falcons F120 [ owls, buzzards, kites, vultures, harriers and other birds of the orders Accipitriformes, Falconiformes and Strigiformes ] for F121 [ breeding or ] training to hawk for sport,

( c) regulating the possession, breeding, training to hawk for sport, display or exhibition of eagles, hawks, falcons F120 [ owls, buzzards, kites, vultures, harriers and other birds of the orders Accipitriformes, Falconiformes and Strigiformes ]

( d) providing that a person shall not, save under and in accordance with a licence granted in that behalf by the Minister—

(i) engage in falconry,

F122 [ (ii) take, have in his possession or under his control any eagle, hawk, falcon, owl, buzzard, kite, vulture, harrier or other birds of the orders Accipitriformes, Falconiformes and Strigiformes or the eggs or young of any eagle, hawk, falcon, owl, buzzard, kite, vulture, harrier or other birds of the orders Accipitriformes, Falconiformes and Strigiformes ,

(iii) engage in breeding any eagle, hawk, falcon, owl, buzzard, kite, vulture, harrier or other bird of the orders Accipitriformes, Falconiformes and Strigiformes , ]

( e) providing for the payment of prescribed fees by applicants for licences granted by the Minister for the purposes of this section,

( f) providing for any matters ancillary or incidental to any of the foregoing.

(2) The Minister may grant licences for the purposes of this section.

Annotations

Amendments:

F119

Substituted (31.07.2001) by Wildlife (Amendment) Act 2000 (38/2000), s. 47(a), S.I. No. 371 of 2001.

F120

Substituted (31.07.2001) by Wildlife (Amendment) Act 2000 (38/2000), s. 47(b), S.I. No. 371 of 2001.

F121

Inserted (31.07.2001) by Wildlife (Amendment) Act 2000 (38/2000), s. 47(c), S.I. No. 371 of 2001.

F122

Substituted and Inserted (31.07.2001) by Wildlife (Amendment) Act 2000 (38/2000), s. 47(d), S.I. No. 371 of 2001.

Editorial Notes:

E203

Power pursuant to section exercised (10.01.1984) by Wildlife Act, 1976 (Birds of Prey) Regulations 1984 (S.I. No. 8 of 1984).