Eastern Wildlife Damage Control Conferences



Larry L. Hood

Date of this Version

September 1989


All of the native species of birds in the United States are protected by either federal or state laws. Under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the federal government has formulated regulations that assist in controlling protected species that cause economic damage or health hazards. These regulations are in Subpoint D of Part 21, Title 50 Code of Federal Regulations, and may take the form of standing depredation orders or permits issued to kill those species that cause problems.