Peregrine Falcon in Kansas

The trapping season for passage peregrine falcons is NOW CLOSED.

The Kansas allocation for peregrine falcon take is 6 for 2017.

The season will be open until 6 peregrines have been captured or the season ends. Falconers must contact the Wildlife Division Director prior to each capture attempt to see if the quota has been reached. Falconers capturing a peregrine must immediately contact the Wildlife Division Director. After the quota has been reached, the season is closed. A notice of closure will be posted at the top of this page.

There is potential for capturing a peregrine in excess of the quota on the day the quota is met. Falconers capturing a peregrine after the quota has been met must immediately release the bird upon notification by the Wildlife Division Director.

Each falconer shall apply for and receive a permit from the department before attempting to take a peregrine from the wild in Kansas. Due to the difference in trapping season dates, this permit could be in addition to a general falconry take permit if one has already been issued. Falconers must make sure their falconry permit allows the take of passage peregrine falcons (general falconer or master falconer).

To check the status of the harvest quota and to report a capture, call Jake George at 620-672-0760 (office) or 620-450-8299 (cell) only between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.

Fish and Wildlife Service Requirements:

Falconers taking a passage peregrine are required to report their capture to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service by completing a 3-186a form.