Updated December 2023

Welcome to AFARS, the Alaska Falconers Association Reporting System. 
This system is provided as a courtesy to our members to assist in streamlining reporting and notification filings with the Permitting Department of ADF&G. Please select the report or notification you wish to complete from the list below.

Disclaimer: All reporting function on the AFA website send PDF version of the notices or reports filed on the website to the user for their records. It is required by law that all falconers keep records of all falconry related reports for five years, While AFA makes every attempt to keep information backed up and safe, we are not responsible for loss of any data stored on the AFA website. All permitted falconers are encourage to keep their own electronic backups of all falconry reports. 

Applications​

Alaska Falconry Permit Application

NOT ACTIVE

Must be a Regular or Associate level member to access this application.

Must be completed by those wanting to become falconers and those transferring from another state.

Reporting​

Annual Alaska Falconry Reports

ACTIVE

Regular or Life level member only

Due to Alaska Department of Fish & Game by Januarary 10th each year

Alaska Falconry Report
Start a New Report

USFWS 3-186a – Action Report – Something Happens

This link takes you to the instructions for filing your report of the USFWS website.

Acquisitions, Transfors, Release, Loss, Theft, or Death of raptors

Notifications​

Trapping

ACTIVE

Regular or Life level member only

At least 10 days prior to trapping

Import/Export

NOT ACTIVE

Regular or Life level member only

10 days prior to export and 30 days prior to import

Transfer Notice

NOT ACTIVE

Regular or Life level member only

At least 10 days prior to transfer

Here are the rules from the Alaska Falconry Manual #11 pertaining to reporting.

54. Falconry permits are issued with a number of reporting conditions. Failure to comply with the conditions constitutes a violation of permit conditions and may result in a falconer’s permit being revoked or renewal denied. A permitee must notify the permits section if he or she changes his or her mailing address within 30 days of the change.

55. Apermitee intending to take a raptor from the wild must first notify both the regional falconry representitive and the nearest department office in the area of planned take activities (including the species, location, and dates) at least 10 days prior to the intended takeA permitee must notify the regional falconry representative in the take area within 10 business days of taking a raptor; he or she must inform the falconry representative the specific location and date of take, and the species, age (if known), and sex, (if known) of the raptor taken, along with any other information required by the department. Within 10 business days of taking any raptor, a permittee must submit a federal form 3-186a to the permit section. Form 3-186a is also used to inform the department in writing of any transfer, release, escape, loss, or death of a raptor within 10 business days of such occurrence.

56. A permittee is required to submit an annual report each youron a form provided by the department regardless of whether he or she possessed a bird. A report form is included in this manual or may be obtained by contacting the permit section or from the department’s website,

57. A permittee must retain a copy of falconry permits, 3-186As and all other falconry-related records for a minimum of five years. A permittee must ratain a copy of all electronic database submissions documenting take, transfer, loss, rebanding, or implanting a microchip in a falconry raptor until five years after transferring, or losing the raptor, or it has died.

58. Use/Disposal of raptor that dies – For a falconry raptor that dies, a permittee may donate the body and feathers of any species (except eagles) to a person or institution authorized by permit to acquire and possess such parts or feathers or to a person or institution exempt under 50 CFR 21.12. The body feathers, talons, and other parts of golden eagles possessed under a falconry permit must be sent to the National Eagle Repository.

      a. A permittee may keep the body of a raptor banded or implanted with a microchip prior to death, except that of a golden eagle. A body may be kept so feathers are available for imping. A body may be mounted by a taxidermist for use in presenting conservation education programs. A marker band must remain in place on the body of a mounted bird that was banded; a microchip must remain in place in a bird implanted with a microchip.

      b. A permittee not wishing to donate a bird body or keep it himself or herself must burn, bury, or otherwise destroy it within 10 days of deathor after final veterinary examination to determine the cause of death. Because a carcass of a euthanized raptor could pose a risk of secondary poisoning to eagles and other scavengers, a permittee must take appropriate precautions to aviod such poisonings.

      c. A permittee may possess flight feathers of a falconry raptor that dies for as long as he or she holds a valid, current falconry permit. A permittee may not buy, sell. or barter such feathers and must keep paperwork documenting the acquisition of the bird from which they came.