North carolina wildlife resources rule changes

Comments due: Jan 31, 2022



Mail: Rule-making Coordinator, 1701 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1701

Public Hearing: Jan 20, 2022 @ 7 pm


15A NCAC 10A .1601 License Fees - Makes most wildlife permit fees nonrefundable

15A NCAC 10B .0101 Importation of Wild Animals, Birds, and Native Reptiles and Amphibians

15A NCAC 10B .0119 Wildlife Collectors - revises collection of native reptiles/amphibiansAmended personal use exemption and snapping turtle limit to per person instead of per household

15A NCAC 10B .0123 Limitations on Certain Exotic Species - addsArgentine black and white tegus/greenhouse frogs

15A NCAC 10H .1301 Sale of Native Turtles - Bans buy/sale of native turtles except snapping 13"+

15A NCAC 10H .1302 Possession of Reptiles and Amphibians - revises possess exemption/permitsAmended to remove possession permit per address

15A NCAC 10H .1402 Captivity License for Rehabilitation - bans rehab upland game bird eggs and nine-banded armadillos

All Adopted 2/24/22 - see above for amendments

hawaii agriculture Rule restricted animal list part a

Adding Asian tiger mosquito, yellow fever mosquito, southern house mosquito to Restricted Species Part A

Adopted 6/28/22

pennsylvania game 147.305 rule change

Requires monthly report to district wildlife conservation officer with species and quantity of wildlife captured or transported, capture location, transport location and disposition of deceased wildlife

Meeting: Apr 8-9, 2022   

Meeting: Jul 9, 2022   ADOPTED

ARKANSAS GAME AND FISH Rule change proposals

Commission Meeting: May 18-19, 2022 -
2 Natural Resources Drive, Little Rock AR 72205

#03.02 Fishing license - Allows possessing Aquatic Turtle Harvester Permit to purchase tags for commercial tackle

#26.13 Certain Exotic Species Prohibited - Adds white & yellow perch to prohibited list

#26.14 Transportation Of Zebra Mussels Prohibited - Repeals duplicate section

#26.30 Possession of Certain Live Carp Prohibited - moves the resident fish farmers, state and federal culture, and research/educational/public aquaria found elsewhere to this code

#30.01Resident Commercial Fishing - Allows possessing Aquatic Turtle Harvester Permit to purchase tags for commercial tackle

#34.01 Aquatic Turtle Permit Requirements - various changes

#34.02 Aquatic Turtle Permit Qualifications - combines farmer/dealer; removes expired 150 permit limit; removes requirement to follow 34.07

#34.03 Nonresident Aquatic Turtle Dealers - prohibits nonresident dealers; keeps the exemption listed

#34.04 Commercial Aquatic Turtle Harvest - Moves Arkansas River exceptions to subsection; removes dealers from Private Land Commercial Aquatic Turtle Permit

#34.07 Aquatic Turtle Transaction - Removes junior aquatic turtle harvest and aquatic turtle dealer; reporting now on 15th of month even when no transactions

#34.08 Possession Of Fish By Aquatic Turtle Harvesters - bans taking all fish from waters where engaging in turtle trapping; rough fish in traps limited to waters where caught

#34.12 Take/possess aquatic turtles for personal consumption - NEW Allows with Sportfishing License  using recreational tackle AND possessing up to 6 combined live/dressed common snapping and spiny softshell turtles

#35.09 Conditional And Unlisted Aquaculture Species - Removes Aquatic Turtle Dealer Permit

#39.00 Crayfish - NEW Adds requirements

#D1.01 Licenses, permits - removes Junior Aquatic Turtle Harvest Permit and Non-Resident Aquatic Turtle Dealer Permit

#J1.01 Approved Commercial Aquaculture Species - Adds yellow perch and marbled crayfish to prohibited species

#J1.02 Approved Aquatic Turtles And Alligators - Adds the combined Commercial Aquatic Turtle Farmer/Dealer Permit

#J1.03 Approved Stocking Private Lakes And Ponds - Adds yellow perch and marbled crayfish to prohibited

#01.00C Definitions - adds mountain lions to large carnivores

#09.01 Possessing captive wildlife - Moves various exemptions to the sections they are meant for (AZA, field trial, migratory birds, R1.01, terrestrial invertebrates)

#09.02 Possessing non-native wildlife - adds exemption from 09.01 and lists out subsections under A - certain entities only exempt from A

#09.03 Release wildlife - ratites not escaped if not in building or covered pen; mallards no longer under Game Bird Shooting Resort Permit; Replaces with Shoot-To-Kill Bird Dog Training Permit

#09.08 Shoot-to-Kill Bird Dog Training Permit Required - NEW

#09.10 Wildlife import - Exempts transport through within 12 hours for interstate commerce if not displayed and confined in mode of transport; adds terrestrial wildlife exemption; aquatic turtles and alligators no longer exempt

#09.11 Import of certain wildlife - removes scientific/educational/conservation exemption under general exemptions

#09.13 Shoot-to-Kill Retrieving Dog Training Permit Required - NEW

#09.14 Native Pets - Bans wild-caught bobcat, coyote, red fox and gray fox pets - exempts 7/1/22

#14.01 Take Birds - Revises federal code reference

#14.04 Take Raptors - Revises federal code reference

#F1.01 Commercial Wildlife Hunting Resort - allows special conditions for permit; removes black bear hunting ban; must sell or euthanize animals if not renewed before expiration

#F1.02 Game Bird Shooting Resort - allows special permit conditions; removes needing to recapture afterward; must sell or euthanize animals not allowed under 09.02 non-native or 9.14(B) native pets if not renewed before expiration

#F1.03 Wildlife Breeder/Dealer - All R1.03 species must now be sold to another permit or exported; Allows leaving permanent facility for sale, veterinary care or exhibition; exempts ratites from building or covered pen; GFAS allowed to leave animals in exercise enclosures overnight; adds exhibition caging exception; those with R1.03 that do not have those species for year will not have permit renewed

#F1.04 Wildlife Importation - allows special conditions; not needed for transport through; grants additional authority for controlling disease and quarantine; ban unhealthy/unhumane conditions; requires strong enough enclosure

#F1.05 Wildlife Rehabilitation - revises experience; allows special conditions; release requires landowner permission

#F1.06 Shoot-To-Kill Bird Dog Training Permit Requirements - NEW

#F1.07 Falconry - revises entire section

#F1.08 Venomous Reptile - allows special conditions; Must be held in humane and healthy condition

#F1.10 Conservation Education - If not renewed, animals must be transferred to another permit holder or euthanized before expiration other than what is allowed under 9.14(A) native wildlife pets; must allow inspections AND restrain or put in suitable pen if requested AND allows immediate removal if cared for improperly or kept in inhumane or unhealthy conditions

#F1.11 Shoot-to-Kill Retrieving Dog Training Permit NEW

#P1.01 Endangered Species List - Adds black rail/red knot; removes Sprague’s pipet; Magazine Mountain sagreen

#R1.01 Unrestricted Species - divides into species types - Adds lessor spot-nosed guenon, certain chameleons, Cyclodomorphus Skinks

#R1.02 Conditional Species - adds False Brook Salamanders; California or Valley Quail; Gambel's Quail; Scaled or Blue Quail; Canadian lynx; Mountain coatis; Ring-tailed Lemur; Ruffed Lemurs; Spider Monkeys; vervet monkeys; wolf; Collared Lizards, Leopard Lizards; Central and South American Pitvipers

#R1.03 Prohibited Species - divides into species type; Adds all waterfowl (no exception) and anacondas

VIRGINIA rule changes

Comments due: Jul 26, 2022
Hearing: Aug 18, 2022
Aug 18, 2022

4VAC15-20-50 - Updates definition of native and naturalized animals to the 2022 list

4VAC15-20-200 - Creates a late fee for failing to renew by deadline of $25 for commercial exhibitors, $10 for educational, and $10 for rehabilitators

4VAC15-360-10 - Crayfish take

4VAC15-360-20 - Bans collecting minnows and chubs for sale from inland waters (requires permit)

florida fish & Wildlife commission RULE 68-5.001

Creates procedure to allow deviation from conditional and prohibited species enclosure and material standards

Adoption Meeting: May 4, 2022 @ 8:30 am

ADOPTED May 4, 2022 - Effective Jun 27, 2022

florida fish & Wildlife commission RULE 68A-6.003

Prevents issuing captive wildlife permits to another facility if owner/interested party had one revoked

Meeting: Mar 2-3, 2022 from 8:30-5 - REVISED to replace facility with entity and remove ban on benefiting from wildlife after 90 days

Adoption Meeting: May 4, 2022 @ 8:30 am

ADOPTED May 4, 2022 - Effective Jun 27, 2022

WYOMING GAME AND FISH Rule change proposals

ADOPTED 7/28/22
Chapter 10 - Regulation For Importation, and Possession, Confinement, Transportation, Sale And Disposition of Live Wildlife
Chapter 33 - Regulation Governing Issuance Of Scientific Research, Educational Or Special Purpose Permits
Ch 49 - Private Stocking of Wildlife
Ch 50 - Fishing Preserves
Ch 51 - Private Fish Hatcheries
Ch 52 - Take of Nongame Wildlife
Ch 53 - Landowner Fishing Lakes or Ponds
Ch 69 - Importation and Possession of Live Cold-Blooded Wildlife

North Carolina wildlife resources rule changes

Adopted 8/18/22

15A NCAC 10B .0101 Importation of Wild Animals, Birds, and Native Reptiles and Amphibians (Adds that Ag permit may also be needed, amends waterfowl rules)

15A NCAC 10B .0216 Falconry

15A NCAC 10B .0405 Fur Dealers

15A NCAC 10C .0214 Fish Collectors

florida fish & Wildlife commission RULE 68-5.007

Allows spouse/beneficiary of permit holder that dies be issued a permit to keep the animal for its life if they submit a permit application within 90 days; Allows prohibited reptile species being free-handled in exhibition indoors to have public contact

REVISED after March meeting to exclude mobile

Adoption Meeting: May 4, 2022 @ 8:30 am

ADOPTED May 4, 2022 - Effective Jun 27, 2022

New hampshire rule fis 1401 reptiles and amphibians

ADOPTED - Effective 7/26/22

  • Adds scientific permits
  • BANS take and possession of marbled salamander, Fowler’s toad, Northern leopard frog and eggs
  • BANS timber rattlesnake and Eastern hognose snakesAllows department to withhold information on populations of nongame if it threatens its survival

 Alaska BOARD OF GAME Rule change proposals

Comments due: Feb 18, 2022

Meeting: Mar 4-11 - Testimony taken Mar 5-6

#104 Definitions - Revises definitions for deleterious exotic wildlife FAILED

#105 Definitions - Adds roof rat and house mouse to deleterious exotic wildlife NO ACTION see 104

#106 Definitions - Defines feral FAIILED

#107 Definitions - Adds unconfined domestic cats to deleterious exotic wildlife FAILED

#108 Permits for Falconry - Allows additional take permits for nonresidents Approved 3/10

#109 Permits for Falconry - Microchipping for nonresidents Approved 3/10

#110 Permits for Falconry - Changes passage nonresident season Approved 3/10

#111 Permits for Falconry - Creates waiting period for nonresidents capturing raptors Approved 3/10

#112 Permits for Falconry - Nonresident take quotas and species same as residents Approved 3/10

#113 Permits for Falconry - Revises nonresident take FAILED

#114 Permits for Falconry - Changes passage nonresident season NO ACTION see 110

#142 Permits for Possessing Live Game - Adds emu to clean list (legalizes them) Approved 3/10

# 143 Permits for Possessing Live Game - Adds emu to clean list (legalizes them) No Action See 142

# 144 Permits for Possessing Live Game - Legalizes release of sterilized community cats FAILED

# 145 Permits for Possessing Live Game; Feeding of Game; Definitions - makes domestic cats deleterious exotic wildlife and bans release,trap-neuter-return cats, feeding unconfined cats, animal control from placing cats for use with outdoor pest control, unrestrained cats outdoors NO ACTION See others

#268 Permits for Possessing Live Game - limit swine to Sus scrofa domesticus Approved 3/10

#238 Permits for Possessing Live Game - remove Czechoslovakian Vlcak from live game FAILED

Approved rules filed by Lieutinant Governor 5/24/22 - Effective 6/23/22

COLORADO Parks and Wildlife Meeting

Chapter 11 Rule Changes

1) fallow deer CWD testing and alternative wildlife TB testing removed  Introduced

2) #009 Release of Terrestrial Wildlife - allows release of listed birds for training raptors for falconry during open season Adopted at 3/9 meeting - Effective 5/1/22

3) Reclassifies only privately held bison as domestic and makes plains bison big game  DENIED

Hearing Mar 9, 2022 - see results

COLORADO PARKS & Wildlife commission rule Chapter 11

ADOPTED 7/21/22 - Effective 9/1/22

Removes the CWD testing requirement for import, certification and movement of fallow deer AND removes TB testing requirement for alternative livestock to match Agriculture rules due to split authority over cervids


Captive wildlife rules

Adopted 7/13/22

68A-6.001 Captive wildlife definitions - Defines basic first aid and serious bodily injury

68A-6.009 General Regulations - bans maintaining captive wildlife resulting in injury to wildlife or humans or escape as defined; Cages must be completely enclosed to prevent escape except paddocks, reptiles and open-air enclosures; illegal for unauthorized person to breach, remove, damage or dismantle structural safety barrier of any enclosure, wildlife exhibit, or ride

68A-6.018 Injuries, Escapes - removes bites; revises when and under what conditions to report injuries or escapes

State Agency Meeting RESULTS


Revising various rules to refer to new online system for permits
Adopted 7/13/22 - Effective 8/23/22 except where noted

68A-6.004 Possession of Class I, II, and III Wildlife: Permit Application Criteria

68A-6.010 Facility Requirements for Class I, II and III Wildlife

68A-6.017 Possession and Exhibition of Venomous Reptiles and Reptiles of Concern

68A-6.0172 Record Keeping and Reporting Requirements for Venomous Reptiles and Reptiles of Concern

68A-9.005 Falconry

68A-9.006 Wildlife Rehabilitation Permit -
Effective 8/2/22

68A-12.004 Possession or Sale of Birds or Mammals; Taxidermy Operations and Mounting Requirements -
Effective 8/2/22

68A-12.010 Regulations Governing the Operation of Private Hunting Preserves -
Effective 8/2/22

68A-12.011 Regulations Governing the Establishment and Operation of Game Farms -
Effective 8/2/22

Amendments: submit application or, replace address with DOB, require contact info for someone to utilize chemical and physical capture equipment and temporary transport equipment and require schematic or graphic depiction and current inventory