N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law Section 11-1001


“Raptors” means all species of the orders Strigiformes and Falconiformes and shall include but not be limited to falcons, hawks, owls and eagles except the golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetor) and bald eagle (Haliaetus leucocephalus) and all birds listed as endangered or threatened pursuant to § 11-0535 (Endangered and threatened species, species of special concern)section 11-0535 of this article. However, properly banded peregrine falcons which are the progeny of birds lawfully acquired prior to 1978 are raptors within the meaning of this section.


“Falconry” means the sport of hunting by the use of trained raptors and includes the training, feeding and handling of such birds and their recapture after being released for hunting or training.

Source: Section 11-1001 — Definitions, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/ENV/11-1001 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

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