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Was told recently that a taxidermist needs a federal permit to mount waterfowl. True or false???
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Re: waterfowl taxidermy

I believe that is false.
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Re: waterfowl taxidermy

That is true !!
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Re: waterfowl taxidermy

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That is true !!
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Google confirmed. Also my local taxidermist is federally licensed and he does a lot of waterfowl so I belive that the correct answer is true.
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Re: waterfowl taxidermy

A taxidermy studio that is mounting waterfowl for clients HAS to have a federal permit. They can contact the USF&W and get one. No test or anything. $100.00 [i think ,maybe $50.00] and it is good for 5 years. A taxidermist mounting anything for clients also needs a state permit $100.00 yearly from the pa dept. of ag. Also no test. I suppose if you mean keeping a few of your own and giving it a try. I don't know if that falls under these laws. But if you are doing them for other people you should look into these permits .Another tip. When it comes to the law/rules check with the proper law enforcement people. Not the internet. My info maybe incorrect.
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Re: waterfowl taxidermy

"for clients", for pay, I was wrong. How about just doing them on your own?
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Re: waterfowl taxidermy

Frankly I do not know. As a professional taxidermist I know what is expected of me. A amateur/hobbyist may be different. That is why I suggested calling the USF&W to be sure. I answer many how to,where to start e-mails and calls from beginners. Always tell them to check their state laws. Taxidermy is a great craft that is very enjoyable to do. I would not let fear of the law to get in your way. Just check for peace of mind. Doubt if the state or the feds are that worried about a guy mounting his own bird. They are more concerned about someone with freezers full. In the states view they are more worried about the taxes. But this is my opinion not a fact of law.
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they cant put it on the Internets if its not true....
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Re: waterfowl taxidermy

Exactly. That is why you go to the source. Not what people may think. Everyone has a different view on a rule. I am sure someone on here will have the answer to how it works with people doing waterfowl for them self. That why I would check with fish and wildlife. No misunderstanding there. They know the rules.
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