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.
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.
Interested livestock producers may request a sub-permit application by emailing Melinda Finley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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