Seed Lab
Black Vulture Depredation Permit

Black Vulture Depredation Permitting

The Migratory Bird Depredation Permit is a Federal permit, and all livestock producers applying for and receiving approval of an ADAI Livestock Protection Depredation Sub-Permit will be required to follow ALL USFWS Migratory Bird Depredation Permit authorizations and conditions. Failure to do so could result in Federal citations and fines. ADAI will not represent a sub-permit holder during any investigation or proceeding initiated by the USFWS or other law enforcement agency.

Black Vulture Depredation Sub-Permit Notification, Application and Approval Process

ALL applicants for an Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries’ (ADAI) depredation sub-permit must agree to the requirements found in the “Authorizations and Conditions” tab above. These authorizations and conditions are part of the statewide permit issued to ADAI by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. ADAI cannot alter these provisions.

The total number of black vulture takes in Alabama may not exceed 500 vultures. All approved applicants will be allowed to take up to three black vultures as long as the statewide take number has not been reached. Approved applicants must report each take within 48 hours. If 500 vultures are taken in the state, you will receive an email notifying you that no more vultures may be taken during the permit period. Approved Applicants are not allowed to take any other migratory bird species. Even if an approved applicant does not take any birds, they must login to their account and report “no birds taken” no later than December 31st.

Any livestock producer experiencing severe depredation from black vultures is encouraged to apply for an individual migratory bird depredation permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and/or work with USDA APHIS Wildlife Services (WS). Alabama’s WS office may be reached at 334-844-5670 or toll free at 1-866-4USDA-WS. Producers cannot be issued a depredation permit by USFWS and apply for and be approved for the ADAI depredation sub-permit.


Patrick Moody - Deputy Commissioner

Hassey Brooks - Deputy Commissioner
1445 Federal Drive
Montgomery, Alabama 36107-1123
Main: 334-240-7100