ToeTagsLLC

What are Toe Tags?

Toe Tags were developed to help you, the hunter, easily and conveniently tag your waterfowl and game birds and bring you in compliance with the Federal Migratory Game Bird Treaty Act of 1918!

Simply Put….

These tags are for tagging individual birds without the use of a game carrier system. It’s the law to separate and tag your birds however if you do not separate your birds but everyone is individually tagged you will have far less issues than a group of thirty ducks in the bed of a truck with three guys in it and only three tags in the back.

Original Toe Tags

Original Toe Tag Pricing

50 Original Tags $16.00


100 Original Tags $30.00

250 Original Tags $80.00

500 Original Tags $140.00
1000 Original Tags $250.00

Hevihitter Tag

Hevihitter Tag

This tag is used to attach to game carriers that the hunters own and/or can be used when zip tying necks of birds together prior to transport. This tag allows for multiple birds and types of birds to be listed under one hunter.

Hevihitter Tag

Hevihitter Toe Tag Pricing

25 Hevihitter Tags $9.00


50 Hevihitter Tags $16.00

100 Hevihitter Tags $30.00

250 Hevihitter Tags $80.00

500 Hevihitter Tags $140.00

1000 Hevihitter Tags $250.00

Game Carrier System

Neoprene Game Carrier

This is a Neoprene 12 drop strap with a clip at the top perfect for clipping to the inside of a pit or boat blind.  It’s a neck drop design and comes complete with 20 tags to get you started.

Neoprene Game Carrier

Game Carrier System Pricing

1 Neoprene Game Carrier w/20 HeviHitter Tags $19.00

Leather Tag Attachment

This tag attachment is perfect to use in conjunction with the game carrier,  or a carrier you currently own.

Tag Attachment

Tag Attachment Pricing

Tag Attachment $19.00

Carrier Tag Refills

Game Carrier Tags

This is to fit in the tag attachment part of your carrier system and they are waterproof refillable tags. These fit into the above Leather Tag Attachment.

Carrier Tag Refills

Carrier Tag Pricing

25 Game Carrier Tags $8.00

Gift Tag Information

Gift Tags

Gift tags are used for gifting (All wild game) including birds after your hunt. All you have to do is fill in the blanks on this waterproof
tag.

Gift Tags

Gift Tag Pricing

10 Gift Tags $5.00


40 Gift Tags $15.00

100 Gift Tags $35.00
Bird Preservation Facility Log Book

This Kit includes a complete starter pack to owning your own bird processing facility according to Federal Law 50 CFR 20.82.

In the kit you will find a detailed log book that is designed for ease.  It’s a fill in the blank style book and has

All the spots needed to meet the code of federal regulations for owning a migratory game bird processing facility.

The laws are listed inside the book on the bag cover including what you should know and how to keep your facility

in good graces.  On the front inside cover is a list of good documentation practices along with recommendations and

examples.  Page one is the dates in which the book was used and the owner/s of the book.  Page two is a record of

Conservation officer visits.  So if and when you are inspected you will have a log of the officer, date, time, badge number,

And any remarks he or she may find.  The book was designed to be a legal document in the court of law with a hard bound

Back and numeric pages.  This eliminates tampering.  Since according to federal law all birds entering must be tagged we

Are providing you with 50 of our Hevihitter tags to help get you started with the kit.  We strongly recommend you contacting,

In writing, your state conservation office and asking if there are any additional requirements in your state for opening a

Migratory game bird Processing facility.

 

Things to ask in your email:

1)      Are there additional requirements from the state for me to open a migratory game bird processing facility?

2)      Are there any permits I need to purchase prior to opening?

3)      Do I have to have an official store front or can I open this business at (my house, duck club, guide service)?

4)      According to Federal Law 50 CFR 20.39  possession limits are terminated once birds are left with a processor. Are

there any state laws saying otherwise?

Note: Working with your State and Federal conservation officers are much easier than working against them.

Bird Log Book

Book Pricing

Bird Preservation Facility Log Book = $65

*SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS IS A FLAT RATE OF $9.00
*SALES TAX WILL APPLY FOR KANSAS RESIDENTS
*A 3.8% FEE WILL APPLY TO PHONE ORDERS

50 CFR 20.35 – Field Possession Limit

No person shall possess, have in custody, or transport more than the daily bag limit or aggregate daily bag limit, whichever applies, of migratory game birds, tagged or not tagged, at or between the place where taken and either (a) his automobile or principal means of land transportation; or (b) his personal abode or temporary transient place of lodging; or (c) a migratory birds preservation facility; or (d) a post office; or (e) a common carrier facility.

Toe Tags Note: 
The law is stating you cannot walk out of the field or marsh with someone else’s birds in your possession.  You cannot drive from the field to your house or anywhere else with someone else’s birds in your vehicle that is not riding in your vehicle and the birds not tagged. Each migratory bird shall be tagged and the tag must be completely filled out, attached, and signed by the person that harvested that particular bird.


50 CFR 20.36 – Tagging Requirement

No person shall put or leave any migratory game birds at any place (other than at his personal abode), or in the custody of another person for picking, cleaning, processing, shipping, transportation, or storage (including temporary storage), or for the purpose of having taxidermy services performed, unless such birds have a tag attached, signed by the hunter, stating his address, the total number and species of birds, and the date such birds were killed. Migratory game birds being transported in any vehicle as the personal baggage of the possessor shall not be considered as being in storage or temporary storage.


50 CFR 20.37 – Custody Of Birds Of Another

No person shall receive or have in custody any migratory game birds belonging to another person unless such birds are tagged as required by 50 CFR 20.36

Toe Tags Note: 
 No person shall put or leave any migratory game birds at any place other then at his personal abode…. for picking, cleaning, processing, shipping, TRANSPORTATION, or storage…..unless such birds have a tag attached. No person shall leave in custody any birds belonging to someone else including people in your own hunting party.
EXAMPLE 1: If two hunters are riding in one truck together the birds legally need tagged to identify which birds were harvested by who.
EXAMPLE 2: If you are not living or residing at your permanent residents but are staying at a hotel or guide service on your hunt.
EXAMPLE 3: Acting under the capacity of a guide or outfitters and storing birds in a general location, transporting, or processing for a client.
The bottom line is all birds must have their own individual tag attached and filled out. The violation is a Felony and you are better off safe then sorry later. Simply treat them like most big game laws. Tag the animal then transport, process, and keep the tag with the meat until its consumed.


50 CFR 20.42 – Transportation Of Birds Of Another

No person shall transport migratory game birds belonging to another person unless such birds are tagged as required by 50 CFR 20.36

EXAMPLE 1: You cannot drive you and your friend from the field home without having both sets of birds properly tagged to identify them.


50 CFR 20.82 -Records Required

(a) No migratory bird preservation facility shall:

(1) Receive or have in custody any migratory game bird unless accurate records are maintained which can identify each bird received by, or in the custody of, the facility by the name of the person from whom the bird was obtained, and show (i) the number of each species; (ii) the location where taken; (iii) the date such birds were received; (iv) the name and address of the person from whom such birds were received; (v) the date such birds were disposed of; and (vi) the name and address of the person to whom such birds were delivered, or
(2) Destroy any records required to be maintained under this section for a period of 1 year following the last entry on the record.
(b) Record keeping as required by this section will not be necessary at hunting clubs which do not fully process migratory birds by removal of both the head and wings.

Toe Tags Note: Outfitters and hunt clubs you are exempt from keeping record books because you are not fully processing the bids. Meat Lockers, Packing Plants, and Taxidermist are not exempt from keeping record books.


50 CFR 20.40 – Gift Of Migratory Game Birds


(a) No migratory bird preservation facility shall:

(1) Receive or have in custody any migratory game bird unless accurate records are maintained which can identify each bird received by, or in the custody of, the facility by the name of the person from whom the bird was obtained, and show (i) the number of each species; (ii) the location where taken; (iii) the date such birds were received; (iv) the name and address of the person from whom such birds were received; (v) the date such birds were disposed of; and (vi) the name and address of the person to whom such birds were delivered, or

(2) Destroy any records required to be maintained under this section for a period of 1 year following the last entry on the record.

(b) Record keeping as required by this section will not be necessary at hunting clubs which do not fully process migratory birds by removal of both the head and wings.

[41 FR 38510, Sept. 10, 1976]

Toe Tags Note: Outfitters and hunt clubs you are exempt from keeping record books because you are not fully processing the bids.  Meat Lockers, Packing Plants, and Taxidermist are not exempt from keeping record books.


FAQ


What is a Toe Tag?

A Toe Tag is a simple tag that is filled out by the hunter to assist him in complying with the Federal Migratory Game Bird Treaty Act of 1918.

Does my home state require I tag these birds the way you are recommending?

Maybe. The products offered by Toe Tags L.L.C. is intended to assist hunters in compliance with federal law. All hunters are encouraged to consult laws specific to any states where they are hunting to determine whether additional tagging is required. Remember that, even if your state does not require tagging of migratory birds, federal law establishes minimum tagging requirements that are applicable in all fifty states.

I have never heard of this law before and I have been checked without having any tags on my birds. Is this just a law Federal Game Wardens enforce?

The Federal Migratory Game Bird Treaty applies in all fifty states. Tagging requirements are also applicable to hunters traveling across international boundaries in possession of migratory game birds (e.g. hunters traveling back to the United States from hunts in Canada, Mexico, or any other country). Any state is free to impose tagging requirements that are more stringent than those required by federal law, but state requirements cannot be less stringent due to the pre-emption doctrine. Federal tagging requirements may be enforced by both state and federal game wardens.

I don’t see anything in my states regulations book and my local game warden told me they never write anyone for it so should I tag them or not?

There is no requirement for any state to provide rule books for hunters and federally mandated tagging requirements are rarely taught in state hunter safety course. Nevertheless, ignorance of tagging requirements is not a legal excuse for non-compliance; a hunter may face serious charges including fines, terms of confinement to prison, and loss of hunting privileges for failing to properly tag migratory game birds.

Is this a new law or are they just now starting to enforce it?

This law has been in effect for 100 years, but federal criminal court filings indicate that enforcement of this federal law has drastically spiked since 2008.

What is defined as a migratory game bird?

Migratory game birds means those migratory birds included in the terms of conventions between the United States and any foreign country for the protection of migratory birds, for which open seasons are prescribed in this part and belong to the following families: (1) Anatidae (ducks, geese, brant and swans); (2) Columbidae (doves and pigeons); (3) Gruidae (cranes); (4) Rallidae (rails, coots and gallinules); and (5) Scolopacidae (woodcock and snipe)

When do I need to tag my birds?

A migratory game bird must be tagged at any time it is physically located in a place other than the hunter’s personal abode. For the purposes of the law, a hunting lodge, hotel room, motor vehicle, or other temporary residence is not considered to be the hunters “place of abode”. In short, the only time your birds don’t need to be tagged is when you return home – to the place that you normally live – from your hunt.

Am I in violation of the law if I have another person’s untagged birds in my motor vehicle?

Yes, unless that person is riding with you in the motor vehicle at all times and the birds are separated in such a manner so as to permit a layperson to determine which hunter harvested a specific bird. The most common violation of this law is when multiple hunters are riding together in a motor vehicle with all of their birds stored together in a single cooler. However, unless the birds are tagged, it is unlawful to be in possession of migratory game birds belonging to another hunter who is not a passenger in your vehicle. This law applies even if the hunter who harvested those birds is following in the vehicle behind you.

Does every bird require an individual tag?

Not necessarily. If all of an individual hunters birds are stored in a container separate from any hunters birds, the hunter need only fill out one tag listing the birds that are his. Another common practice is to fill out one tag for birds that are tied together with zip ties or some other means. Remember: it is not enough to simply fill out a tag. A game warden must be able to determine which specific birds belong to you without making any verbal inquiries. Remember: tagging every individual bird helps to eliminate the possibility for confusion.

Are Toe Tags L.L.C products waterproof?

No company can warranty that their products are completely waterproof. However, our tags are designed to be resistant to water. They also feature a reinforced eye to help ensure that the tag is not inadvertently removed during transportation. Please remember that, while our tags are water-resistant, the ink of the pen you use to complete the tags might not be. We recommend the use of a high quality ball point pen that you have personally tested.

Can I gift or transfer a migratory game bird to another person?

Yes. This is a common practice when a hunter takes their birds for processing at a taxidermist. Our gift tags are different from our standard toe tags and are designed to address this contingency. Remember that any type of “sale” of migratory game birds from one person to another is prohibited by federal law (this includes migratory game birds that have been fully processed or have been mounted by a taxidermist). The prohibition against a “sale” includes exchanging migratory game birds for anything of value. A “quid pro quo” is not a gift.

Does Toe Tags L.L.C. guarantee that I will not receive a ticket or criminal charges?

No. It is impossible for us to make a guarantee of this nature because we have no control over how our product is used once it leaves our facility. Although this product was made with the assistance of attorneys, we are not attorneys ourselves and nothing contained on this website constitutes legal advice. It is your responsibility to know the law. All products are sold “as is” and with no warranties, express or implied.

Are the products offered by Toe Tags L.L.C. sufficient for tagging or gifting species other than migratory game birds?

Maybe. This product was specifically designed to assist hunters of migratory game birds in complying with the Federal Migratory Game Bird Treaty Act of 1918. We do not know the laws of all fifty states and cannot state with any reasonable degree of certainty that our products are sufficient for the tagging requirements of animals other than migratory game birds, or any state-specific requirements which may exist for tagging migratory game birds.


Contact Us

Toe Tags LLC
107 North Reno
Haven KS 67543
toetagsllc@yahoo.com
620-204-1493