Protection Status

Endangered Species Act

IUCN Red List

Appendix II


Snowy Owls are underĀ CITES Appendix II.

Snowy owls are protected under the federalĀ Migratory Bird Treaty Act, however, Alaska law allows Alaska residents to shoot unlimited numbers of owls if they are used for food or clothing. No bird or part of a bird may be sold or offered for sale.