My bitter sweet experience with Great Horned Owl 

I found an owl hanging by one of it's feet from a fence. The was no signs of injury,  it just looked like it landed and died. Thanks to many of you it has been confirmed as a great horned owl. 

I quickly learned after calling the MNR that it is not legal to just pick up a hawk or owl, there are legal requirements. There is a registration process to get set up on the MNR computer system, once you get registered then you apply for a Notice of Possession. The reason I need the N of P is so if I want to get the owl mounted I have to present a copy to the Taxidermist so he can notify MNR he is in possession of the bird.



Now after doing the registration what to do with the bird, MNR don't want it too common. I call a local rehabilitation center, no they have enough. Finally someone suggest trying a taxidermist, so I call , yes he will take it if I have a N of P which I do. Turns out the lives 3 minutes from me so tomorrow he picks it up and I hope to see it when he has it mounted.





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