I'm looking for the skins with wings attached or detached from DRAKE (male) wood ducks, pintails, teals, mallards, cavassbacks (I wish!), and eiders. I tye flies. Happy to buy them to support your next box of shot!
12.1 (1) Subject to subsection (2), a person may possess, purchase, sell, barter or transport the feathers of migratory game birds for the purpose of making fishing flies, bedding, clothing or other similar uses if the feathers so used were obtained under the authority of a valid migratory game bird hunting permit.
Oh and if you find any dead herons, loons, or bitterns please collect them. Its legal to collect dead migratory birds and have them in your possession for a short period of time so you can forward them to CWS (this special collection period ends Sept 2012) and contact me (DON'T SHOOT THEM - OBVIOUSLY!).
The Government of Canada wants to inform the public of a variance to paragraph 6(b) of the Migratory Birds Regulations, to allow for the temporary possession of found dead migratory birds, which is in effect until September 2012.
As public participation in the study of dead migratory birds is necessary to help conduct surveys on avian viruses, it is permitted to temporarily possess dead migratory birds to allow for swift delivery of such birds to provincial or territorial authorities for analysis. The Government of Canada is responsible, under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994, to ensure that migratory birds are protected and conserved, and testing dead birds is believed to be the most effective method available for the detection of avian viruses.
What you need to do if you find a dead migratory bird:
call the Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Centre at 1-800-567-2033