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are owls protected by law

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The great horned owl, like all birds of prey,is protected by law. It is not legal to molest, capture, injure or kill any owl. The dangerous part of an owl is its feet.

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  • Are owls protected by the federal government?

  • All owls are protected under the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 USC, 703-711) and by state laws. The laws strictly prohibit the capture, killing, or possession of owls without special permit.

  • Can you legally kill an owl?

  • Can you legally kill an owl? All owls are protected under the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 USC, 703-711) and by state laws. The laws strictly prohibit the capture, killing, or possession of owls without special permit. Why is it illegal to kill owls?

  • Is it legal to own an owl in Texas?

  • Though animal rehabilitators can get a permit to possess owls for rehabilitation or educational purposes, the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act and state law combine to protect from the general public every species of bird that is born in Texas, with the exception of pigeons, starlings, sparrows and, of course, game birds in season.

  • Are screech owls protected?

  • They are federally protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act which protects all native species (not birds like starlings, English House Sparrows or common Rock Doves). We’ve had Screech Owls nest in a cavity of one of the trees in our back yard and the noise they make is minimal.