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West's Code of Georgia Annotated. Title 27. Game and Fish. Chapter 3. Wildlife Generally. Article 1. Hunting. Part 1. General Provisions.

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Citation: GA ST 27-3-22

Citation: Ga. Code Ann., 27-3-22

Last Checked by Web Center Staff: 12/2013


Georgia is unique as it prohibits the killing, possession, sale, and transporting of eagles and other migratory birds except for the transportation of feathers into the state of non-migratory birds for millinery purposes (the making of hats or headdresses).  For discussion of federal Eagle Act, see Detailed Discussion.

Statute in Full:

It shall be unlawful for any person to hunt, trap, take, possess, sell, purchase, ship, or transport any hawk, eagle, owl, or any other bird or any part, nest, or egg thereof, except for the English or European house sparrow, the European starling, feral pigeons, and domestic fowl, and except as otherwise permitted by the game and fish laws of this state; provided, however, that any person may transport into this state feathers of birds, other than migratory game birds, for millinery purposes.


Laws 1963, p. 476, §§ 1, 2; Laws 1977, p. 396, § 1.


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