Peregrine Falcon in Oklahoma

The trapping season for passage peregrine falcons is September 20 through October 20. 

The Oklahoma allocation for peregrine falcon take was increased to 8 for 2018.

The season will be open until 8 peregrines have been captured or the season ends.  Falconers must contact the falconry coordinator prior to each capture attempt to see if the quota has been reached.  Falconers capturing a peregrine must immediately contact the falconry coordinator.  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 falconry coordinator.

Falconers must make sure their falconry permit allows the take of passage peregrine falcons.

To check the status of the harvest quota and to report a capture, call Rod Smith at 580/695-5808 (cell) or 580/529-2795 (office) only between the hours of 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM.

Fish and Wildlife Service Requirements:

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

US Fish and Wildlife Service no longer requires breast feathers to be removed and submitted to them.

Non-resident falconers may take no more than fifty percent (50%) of the number of peregrine falcons allotted to Oklahoma.