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Department of Wildlife and Parks

  512 SE 25th Ave.

  Pratt, KS 67124         
  (620) 672-5911  

Board: Parks, Wildlife & Tourism

             Commission


Meets: Every other month 


NEXT MEETING: Aug 2


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Wildlife Licenses/Permits

KANSAS

MAIN LAW


Dangerous regulated animals: BANNED except USDA facilities with no felonies within previous 10 years, AZA and ZAA facilities, licensed medical or research institutions, circuses, rodeos, fairs, and carnivals along with current owners that met the strict requirements including caging requirements in 115-20-5. Anyone other than the owner who cares for or handles one must apply to become a registered designated handler, which requires 200 hours of experience. 


Dangerous Regulated Animals:

  • Felines: Lion, tiger, leopard, jaguar, cheetah, mountain lion
  • Bears
  • Non-native venomous snakes
  • Hybrids


(Kansas Statutes Ch. 32 Art. 13, 10/1/2006; Kansas Admin Code 115-20-6)

EXOTIC SPECIES


 
Certain exotic animals: BANS importation and possession except experimental, scientific and display purposes with a Wildlife Importation Permit.  
 
All other exotic wildlife may be possessed without limit in time or number provided they were legally acquired and are confined and controlled at all times. 

(Kansas Admin Code 115-18-10, 115-20-3)
 

NATIVE SPECIES


 
Native species listed: Up to 4 each may be possessed for personal use provided caging standards are followed.  Possession Permit required for cougars, wolves, and black and grizzly bears except zoos, vets, transporters through the state, possession under 5 days, schools or universities or circuses and similar business enterprises for scientific, educational or display purposes.  Their sale along with native reptiles and amphibians requires a game breeder’s permit.


(Kansas Admin Code 115-12-1, 115-12-3, 115-20-2, 115-20-4)


STATE AGENCY


Department of Agriculture

       1320 Research Park Drive
       Manhattan, KS 66502
      (785) 564-6700

Board: Board of Agriculture


Meets: Couple times a year


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PROGRAMS


Board: Animal Health Board


Meets: Couple times a year 


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Kansas Legislature

              Kansas State Capitol
              300 SW 10th St.
              Topeka, Kansas 66612


Sessions: Annual


Convenes: Jan (2nd Mon)


Adjourns:

         Odd Years: No set date

         Even Years: 90 calendar days


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