Ya, US FWS is a real stickler. Anything migratory (like rose-breasted grosbeaks) falls under US FWS regulations, although I believe the DNR has sway over things that are always in residence (like deer, bear, etc).
"We are--each of us--dying; it's how we live in the meantime that makes the difference."
"It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived!"
"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."