In recent years, the number of black vultures in Indiana has increased, particularly in the southern portion of the state. These birds often prey on young livestock, causing injury and sometimes death. INFB has obtained a statewide depredation permit for black vultures from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). INFB has authority to issue up to 100 total sub-permits to livestock producers who are experiencing problems with black vultures. Read the INFB press release about the permits for more background information.
About the Permit
Livestock producers may apply to INFB for a livestock protection depredation sub-permit allowing legal “takes” of black vultures that are attacking livestock like newborn calves.
- You must be an INFB member to apply.
- Sub-permits are good for up to 12 months.
- Applications will be scored based on number of livestock losses to black vulture depredation in 2020; number of livestock losses to black vulture depredation in 2015-2019; total head of cow/calf or lambing units on property; number of black vulture
roosts within 5 miles of property; approximate number of black vultures per roost within 5 miles of property
- A maximum of five “takes” may be issued to an approved applicant and will be determined by the application score.
- Applicants must agree to follow all rules and regulations required by USFWS in the INFB statewide permit.
How to Apply
Interested livestock producers may request a sub-permit application by emailing Melinda Finley at email@example.com.