STATE AGENCY


Department of Fish and Wildlife
#1 Sportsman’s Lane

Frankfort, KY   40601       
800-858-1549

Board: Fish & Wildlife

             Commission


Meets: Quarterly


NEXT MEETING: Sep 7


COMMITTEE

Fish and Wildlife Committee


Meets: Quarterly - Prior month  


NEXT MEETING: Aug 17


Meetings


PERMITS

Special Wildlife Permits

Commercial Wildlife Permits

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 MAIN LAW


Inherently dangerous wildlife and other prohibited exotics: BANS except grandfathered owners, zoos, government agencies, colleges or universities, accredited educational or research institutions, circus, exhibitor at county or state fair, and service animals under the ADA with written permission from the Commissioner, and those within the state for less than 96 nonconsecutive hours not in public contact. 
(Kentucky Rev. Statutes 65.877, 7/13/2005; 301 Kentucky Admin Regs 2:082 Sec. 3 (2))


EXOTIC ANIMALS


All other exotics do not require a permit for possession. (301 Kentucky Admin Regs 2:082 Sec. 3 (1))

NATIVE SPECIES


 Prohibited native wildlife: BANS except for AZA, circuses or for scientific or educational purposes by a municipal zoo, government agency, college or university, or similar research or educational institution.  Coyotes, foxes, raccoons, and skunks may only be imported by one of the above. 


 Ferrets: Need Ferret Permit to keep ferrets obtained from the wild as pets or for purposes other than hunting.  (Kentucky Rev. Statutes 150.355)

 Other native wildlife: Requires either a commercial or noncommercial captive wildlife permit.
Noncommerical captive wildlife permits are no longer issued for captive cervids.
(301 Kentucky Admin Regs. 2:081)  


 SPECIAL PERMITS


  • Conservation Permit (conservation organizations)(Kentucky Rev. Statutes 150.177)
  • Scientific and Educational Collecting permits (Kentucky Rev. Statutes 150.275; 301 Kentucky Admin Regs. 4:070)
  • Wildlife Rehabilitation Permits  (300 Kentucky Admin Regs. 2:075)


IMPORT


Need transportation permit except those exempt and certificate of veterinary inspection except reptiles or amphibians. Individual Transportation Permit is for a single shipment and Annual Transportation Permit is for multiple shipments and requires 48 hours notice before shipment.

(301 Kentucky Admin Regs. 2:081 Sec. 5 (9); 2:082 Sec. 3 (5 and 6)

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PREFILING


Kentucky Legislature

           700 Capital Avenue
           Frankfort, Ky 40601

Sessions: 1 year


Convenes: Jan (Tue after 1st Mon)


Adjourns:

   Odd Years: 30 legislative days

                        (March 30)

   Even Years: 60 legislative days

                         (April 15)


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