STATE AGENCY


Department of Game and Fish

  5000 W. Carefree Highway
  Phoenix, AZ 85086-5000       
  (602) 942-3000  

Board: Fish and Game

             Commission


Meets: Monthly


Length: Two days - Meeting day 1, Field Trip day 2 


Next Meeting: Aug 3-4


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Proposed Rules

MAIN LAW


12 Arizona Admin Code Ch. 4, Art. 4 Live Wildlife


PERMITS:

  • Game Bird Hobby license (noncommercial private use) NEW: Rules were amended to specify activities allowed under this permit (Effective 9/1/17)
  • Private Game Farm license (breeding and selling wildlife)
  • Scientific Collecting license (includes noncommercial photography and educational displays)
  • Sports Falconry license
  • Wildlife Holding license (Educational, Wildlife Management/Science/ Public Health, Humane Treatment, and Commercial Photography)
  • Wildlife Rehabilitation license (limited to species listed)
  • Zoo license (research, education, or conservation only and includes off site exhibiting 60 days per site).


Exempt are licensed vets, those transporting them through the state within 72 hours, fairs and circuses (including photo booths), advertising, and USDA licensed research facilities. 
NEW: Federal agencies must comply with state permit requirements.


EXOTIC ANIMALS


R12-4-426. Possession of Nonhuman Primates


Primates: BANS except with license or exemption.  Lawful ones need TB, Herpes B, SIV, and other tests within 30 days before import. All primates may only be transported in a carrier and only for vet visits or import or export for legal purposes.  


NATIVE SPECIES


Arizona Fish & Game Reptile & Amphibian Regulations


Reptile and amphibians: Click here.



ENDANGERED/THREATENED SPECIES

ARS 17-320. Jaguar; protection; violation; classification; civil liability; exception

Jaguars: Bans possession after 8/21/97. 



INVASIVE SPECIES

17 ARS ARTICLE 3.1 Aquatic Invasive Species


Import, possession, shipping or transporting aquatic invasive species for aquariums and scientific and education institutions requires a live wildlife permit.


SPECIAL PERMITS

Aquaculture and falconry permits are issued.



IMPORT


3 Arizona Admin Code Ch. 2 Art. 6 Health Requirements Governing Admission of Animals

Import: BANS importation of zoo animals except circus, show, or zoo consignee.  Petting zoo animals must test negative for TB within 12 months.  Macaques (and mom if under 2 months) must test negative for TB, Herpes B, and SIV within 30 days of import.  Macaques under 3 months require a health certificate that states all macaques housed within a 300 ft. circumference showed no symptoms and tested negative for TB within 90 days. 

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              Capitol Complex
              1700 West Washington
              Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890


Sessions: 2 year (odd-even)


Convenes: Jan (2nd Mon)


Adjourns: Sat after 100 calendar day


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