Alright CA and NV falconers....just to let you know what I have encountered. We are now REGION 8 for USFWS, NOT region 1. As instructed, I sent my check and copies of my paperwork to region 1 and was wondering what the devil was taking so long. So I called and after 3 phone calls found the NEW USFWS regional office for CA and NV. Want the number? (916) 978 - 6183. All the paper work region 1 had has been forwarded to region 8. So if you don't have your permit now, you're going to be waiting another 3 WEEKS!!!!! (As long as it's by October, right?) Please give USFWS a call and ask them "hey, what's going on with MBP's?". Maybe we can all get our permits faster then.
In the end, we only protect what we care about, we only care about what we know, and we only know what we're taught
I found this out 2 weeks ago, and yes, they are processing licenses VERY slowly. The Sacramento office only has a part time person processing our licenses. What do you mean October? Hell, I should be out hawking in two weeks no more than three weeks. The jack population is looking good so far this year and plus pheasant season opens this weekend.