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Is it illegal to kill turkey vultures?

In the US it is illegal to take, kill, or possess turkey vultures, their eggs, and any body parts including but not limited to their feathers; violation of the law is punishable by a fine of up to $100,000 for individuals or $200,000 for organizations, and/or a prison term of 1 year.

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Subsequently, one may also ask, is it legal to kill vultures?

Black vultures and more than 800 other species of birds are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 which makes it illegal to kill the birds without a federal permit. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has previously issued orders for people to be able to kill birds such as Canada geese.

Furthermore, are turkey vultures dangerous to humans? Relationship with humans This species also may be perceived as a threat by farmers due to the similar black vulture's tendency to attack and kill newborn cattle. The turkey vulture does not kill live animals but will mix with flocks of black vultures and will scavenge what they leave behind.

Likewise, people ask, can you hunt turkey vulture?

Because both Black and Turkey vultures are federally protected migratory birds, a federal authorization (permit) is necessary to legally “take” them. However, a permit is not necessary to “harass” or otherwise disperse or discourage vultures from using areas where they may be a potential threat to livestock.

Are Buzzards protected in Georgia?

Both the turkey vulture (Cathartes aura) and the black vulture (Coragyps atratus) are federally protected by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, under which a permit is required to "trap, kill, relocate or otherwise handle a vulture or its eggs," according to a fact sheet on vulture

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