RESTRICTED LIVE WILDLIFE
LAW:BANS restricted live wildlife except as allowed by permit below.
 PERMIT required to import, export, display, exhibit, give away, lease, offer for sale, possess, propagate, purchase, release, rent, sell, sell as live bait, stock, trade, or transport any live restricted live wildlife.
LIST:Restricted Live Wildlife
EXEMPTIONS:• Domestic species (species not found in the wild except feral ones)
 • Desert tortoises owned 1989 or progeny or through Department adoption program (breed/export must be authorized),
 • licensed veterinarians,
 • transporters through state within 72 hours with evidence of lawful possession and health certificate if accompanied by a person and not transferred,
 • circuses, temporary animal exhibits and government authorized state/county fairs for 60 days with evidence of lawful possession and health certificate (bans physical contact with public),
 • commercial photography up to 60 days with evidence of lawful possession and health certificate (bans physical contact with public),
 • advertising other than photography for up to 10 days with evidence of lawful possession and health certificate (bans public contact, photograph sessions and paid displays),
 • exporting wildlife within 10 days of import with evidence of lawful possession and health certificate (bans public contact and photograph sessions),
 • live wildlife taken under a fishing or hunting license, aquatic wildlife aquarium trade pets and educational displays and non-restricted mammals and herp, and rehabilitation of rodents, rabbits and hares, Columbiformes, Phasianidae and Passeriformes,
 • other state or federal falconry license holders in state less than 180 days,
 • USDA licensed medical and scientific research facilities,
 • Importer and transport of game fish or crayfish for restaurants and markets,
 • Restaurants and markets selling game fish and crayfish as food,
 • Transgenic animals for medical or scientific research facility
 • Possession or transport for game ranger for wildlife used as evidence in a proceeding
 • Possession or transport for captive wildlife (except cervids) for Department up to 72 hours
 • Hold cervid for Director
PERMITS:Aquatic Wildlife Stocking license (import, possess, purchase, stock, and transport restricted aquatic species – limit of 20 days - FREE)
   - Need written proposal if stocking in area not found
   - Must come from fish farm operator or a private noncommercial fish pond
 Game Bird license (divided into $6 field trial and training, $5 hobby and $115 shooting preserve)
   - Hobby license allows keeping up to 50 pen-reared game birds and to export, gift, import, kill, possess, propagate, purchase, and transport for noncommercial purposes
   - Limited to chukar, dusky grouse and California, Gambel’s, scaled, northern bobwhite, and Montezuma quail
 Live Bait Dealer’s license (limited to fathead minnow, golden shiner, goldfish, mosquitofish, threadfin shad, waterdogs – annual $35)
 Private Game Farm license (commercial farm and sale - display or offer for sale, give away, import, possess, purchase, rent or lease, sell, trade, transport and propagate all wildlife - $57.50)
   - Limited to the following captive-reared game birds: chukar, dusky grouse, ringneck and whitewing pheasant and California, Gambel’s, scaled, northern bobwhite, and Montezuma quail AND non-native mammals by a USDA licensee
   - BANS new cervid permits and Northern bobwhite in certain game units
   - BANS propagating hybrids and domestics with wildlife and holding domestics
   - Disposal limited to export, transfer to another private game farm, zoo or medical or scientific research facility or as otherwise directed
 Scientific Collecting license (personal, consultant and government types - allows agents – annual FREE)
   - Allows display, noncommercial photography, possess, propagate, take, transport, and educational purposes
   - Limited to wildlife management, gathering information valuable to the maintenance of wild populations, education, advancement of science or promotion of public health or welfare for a purpose in best interest of species that does not duplicate other projects
 Sport Falconry license ($87.50)
 White Amur Stocking and Holding license (import, export, stock triploid white amur - $250 – free for noncommercial renewal)
 Wildlife Holding license (advancement of science, humane treatment, promotion of public health or welfare, educational, commercial photography, wildlife management (includes agents) - FREE)
   - Humane treatment includes species possessed under another license that no longer exists
   - Allows display for educational purposes, euthanize, export, give away, import, photograph for commercial purposes, possess, propagate, purchase, or transport all live wildlife held under a valid hunting or fishing license for a purpose above, collected under a scientific collecting license or obtained under a wildlife rehabilitation license
   - Allows display for educational purposes, euthanize, export, give away, import, photograph for commercial purposes, possess, propagate, purchase, or transport all live wildlife held under a valid hunting or fishing license for a purpose above, collected under a scientific collecting license or obtained under a wildlife rehabilitation license
   - BANS the barter, gift, commercial loan, offer for sale, sell, trade, or disposal of restricted live wildlife unless authorized
 Wildlife Rehabilitation license (limited to 180 days for birds and 90 days for rest - FREE)
   - Allows one to capture, euthanize, export to zoo, rehabilitate, release, temporarily possess, and transport or transfer to licensed veterinarian or another licensee or zoo any injured, orphaned or disabled wildlife
   - Limited to amphibians; reptiles; the following birds: Falconiformes or Strigiformes (raptors), Galliformes (quails and turkeys), Columbiformes (doves), Trochiliformes (hummingbirds), other Non-passerines, and Passeriformes; the following mammals: nongame, bats, big game except cervids (bighorn sheep, bison, black bear, javelina, mountain lion, pronghorn), carnivores (bobcat, coati, coyote, foxes, raccoons, ringtail, skunks, and weasels) and small game
   - Special request must be made on application for eagles, US endangered and threatened wildlife, and Department’s Tier 1 Species of Greatest Conservation Need
   - Requires 1) exam within 3 years, 2) either veterinary license, 6 months rehabilitative work at least 8 hours/week for the taxa, 3) affidavit person is licensed vet or one is available and 4) written preferred method of disposing of non-releasable wildlife training and experience in handling, capturing, rehabilitating, and caring for the taxa
   - EXEMPTIONS: possession, care and release of up to 25 total hand-caught Passeriformes, Columbiformes (doves), Phasianidae (quail, pheasant, and chukars), rodents, Lagomorpha (pika, rabbits, hares) except eggs and Species of Greatest Conservation Need up to 60 days does not require license (after 60 days requires transfer to rehabilitator or vet, euthanasia or obtaining wildlife holding permit)
 Wildlife Service license (removal of furbearing animals, javelina, protected nongame, small game, predatory animals - FREE)
   - License not needed for rodents except Sciuridae, European starlings, peach-faced love birds, house sparrows, Eurasian collared-doves and non-native wildlife
 Zoo license (advancement of science or wildlife management, promotion of public health or welfare, public education or conservation only and includes off site exhibiting 60 days per site - $115)
   - Required information: 1) written proposal how it meets definition of zoo and the purpose of the license, 2) proof of USDA license, 3) photo of facility except AZA or ZAA
   - Requires sign with days and hours open, testing of animals in contact with public in last 12 months
   - BANS accepting wildlife without evidence of lawful possession OR importing wildlife for public contact that is positive for zoonotic disease
   - Disposal of restricted limited to another zoo, person authorized in another state, medical or scientific research facility or export to AZA or ZAA zoo
   - New species of restricted require written request
REQUIREMENTS:Comply with all laws
 • Not have live wildlife privileges suspended or revoked
 • No conviction of illegally holding or possessing live wildlife in last five years
 • Has any necessary federal permit
 • Meet listed captivity standards
 • Allows inspections
 • Maintain records
 • Remedy any nonemergency conditions
 • Not violate criminal nuisance or cruelty to animals statutes
 • Submit annual report as applicable
 • Provide the following information for applications as applicable: applicant’s name, mailing address, and Department ID number; business name, FTIN, mailing address and telephone number if for commercial business; common name, number and approximate size of species; purpose for introduction; stocking location owner’s name, mailing address, telephone number and physical location; description or diagram of the facilities; supplier’s name, FTIN, mailing address and telephone number; dates of stocking; sponsor organization’s name, mailing address, telephone number; affiliated educational or scientific institution’s name, mailing address, telephone number; certification
WILD-TAKE:Allows export, kill, educational display, possession, propagation and transport for noncommercial purposes except live baitfish (special rules) for wildlife taken under hunting/fishing (BANS commercial)
 • Must have Commission order authorizing live bag and possession limit
 • Possession limit includes offspring except for reptiles/amphibians under 12 months
 • Wildlife/offspring disposal limited to gift, export or Department directive
 • Exported ones must not be bartered, leased, offered for sale, purchased, rented, sold, or used for any commercial purpose
 • Allows temporary possession and release if not removed from area
 • Allows selling photos of taken wildlife
 • Allows use of reptiles and amphibians for aversion or avoidance training
 • Must follow grandfathering section if they become restricted
CERVIDS:BANS new licenses.
 • BANS import except zoo license for non-native species for exhibit, educational display or propagation if quarantined 30 days, facility free of serious disease, health certificate within 30 days prior and evidence of lawful possession
 • BANS transport except 1) export, 2) transport for slaughter within five days, to vet, to owner’s other facility with permission when current one sold or closed, or to or from a zoo if quarantined 30 days
 • Private game farm or zoo license must microchip or tattoo within 30 days of acquisition or birth
 • Retropharyngeal lymph nodes or obex from head must be collected from adults that die
 • Must follow USDA TB and Brucellosis eradication procedures
GRANDFATHER:Allows continuing to use wildlife for same purposes (except propagation) before added to restricted list to those that 1) submit written notification to regional office within 30 calendar days with number per species, purpose used for and uniquely identifier or 2) maintains documentation with number per species, proof acquired before the effective date, purpose used for and unique identifier.
 • Must report the birth or hatching of any progeny after the effective date
 • Disposal limited to export (import back in requires license), euthanasia, transfer to a license holder allowed to have it or as otherwise allowed
SOURCE:12 Arizona Admin Code Ch. 4, Art. 4 Live Wildlife
ARIZONA RESTRICTED LIVE WILDLIFE
LIST (2015): 
Mammals:• Afrosoricida (tenrecs, golden moles)
 • Order Artiodactyla as follows:
  -family Antilocapridae (pronghorn),
  - family Bovidae (cattle, buffalo, antelopes, oxen, sheep, goats) – except Bubalus (water buffalo), Bison (bison, buffalo)
 - family Cervidae (deer, moose, elk)
 - family Tayassuidae (peccaries)
 • Order Carnivora (bears, canines, felines, etc.)
 • Order Chiroptera (bats)
 • genus Didelphis (American opossums)
 • Order Erinaceomorpha (gymnures and moonrats) – except Erinaceidae (hedgehogs)
 • Order Lagomorpha (pikas, rabbits, and hares) – except genus Oryctolagus (domestic rabbits)
 • Nonhuman primates
 • The following rodents:
 - family Capromyidae (hutias)
 - family Castoridae (beavers)
 - family Echimyidae (coypus and nutrias)
 - family Erethizontidae (new world porcupines)
 - family Geomyidae (pocket gophers)
 - family Sciuridae (squirrels, chipmunks, marmots, woodchucks, and prairie dogs)
 • Order Soricomorpha (shrews, desmans, moles, and shrew-moles)
Reptile:• Crocodilians
 • family Atractaspididae (burrowing asps)
 • family Elapidae (cobras, mambas, coral snakes, kraits, Australian elapids, and sea snakes)
 • family Helodermatidae (Gila monster and Mexican beaded lizard)
 • family Viperidae (true vipers and pit vipers)
 • brown tree snake
 • boomslang
 • keelback
 • bird snake or twig snake
 • family Chelydridae (snapping turtles)
 • genus Gopherus (gopher tortoise and desert tortoise)
Amphibian: TEST Giant or marine toads
 • genus Rana (leopard frog or bullfrog) except bullfrogs under property of state exception
 • genus Xenopus (clawed frogs)
Fish:• family Acipenseridae (sturgeon)
 • bowfin
 • freshwater drum
 • bony tongue
 • genus Astyanax (tetra)
 • pike topminnow
 • orders Carcharhiniformes, Heterodontiformes, Hexanchiformes, Lamniformes, Orectolobiformes, Pristiophoriformes, Squaliformes, Squatiniformes - except families Brachaeluridae, Hemiscylliidae, Orectolobidae, Parascylliidae, Scyliorhinidae and Triakidae (sharks)
 • family Centrarchidae (sunfish)
 • family Cetopsidae and Trichomycteridae (South American catfish)
 • family Channidae (snakehead)
 • Indian carp
 • family Clariidae (labyrinth or airbreathing catfish)
 • family Clupeidae (herring and shad) except threadfin shad
 • white amur or grass carp
 • red shiner
 • electric eel
 • family Esocidae (pike and pickerels)
 • family Hiodontidae (goldeye and mooneye)
 • tiger fish
 • silver carp
 • bighead carp
 • family Ictaluridae (catfish)
 • genus Lates and Luciolates (nile perch)
 • family Lepisosteidae (gar)
 • whitefish and ide
 • electric catfish
 • family Moronidae (temperate bass)
 • black carp
 • family Percidae (walleye and pike perches)
 • family Petromyzontidae (lamprey)
 • American Paddlefish
 • family Potamotrygonidae (stingray)
 • genera Pygocentrus, Pygopristis, and Serrasalmus (piranha)
 • family Salmonidae (trout and salmon)
 • rudd
 • family Serranidae (bass)
 • O. aureus, O. mossambica; O. niloticus, O. urolepis hornorum and T. zilli (Tilapia)
 • Arctic grayling
Crustaceans:• families Astacidae, Cambaridae, and Parastacidae (freshwater crayfish)
 • Chinese mitten crab
Mollusk:• family Dreissenidae (zebra and quagga mussel)
 • rosy wolfsnail
 • Conrad’s false mussel/false dark mussel
 • genus Pomacea (Chinese mystery snail or apple snail)
 • New Zealand mud snail
 • Aquatic Invasive Species Director’s Order #1 species
PRIMATES
LAW:BANS except with license or exemption.
 • Lawful ones need testing including TB, Herpes B, SIV, Simian T Lymphotropic Virus, and gastrointestinal pathogens within 30 days before import with results submitted before import (zoos/research may quarantine and test)
 • Must be kept on owner’s private property or licensed facility
 • May only be transported in a cage, crate or carrier and only for vet visits or import or export for legal purposes
 • Ones that bite/scratch humans must be tested by a vet with results sent to the Department within 24 hours and the Department of Health Services, Vector Borne and Zoonotic Disease Section within 10 days
 • Those who test positive must maintained in captivity or be disposed of as directed
SOURCE:12 Arizona Admin Code Ch. 4, Art. 4 Live Wildlife