LEGISLATURE


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Nebraska Legislature

              1445 K St

              Lincoln, NE 68509


Sessions: 2 Years (odd-even)


Convenes: Jan (Wed after 1st Mon)


Adjourns:

       Odd Years: 90 legislative days
       Even Years: 60 legislative days


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Nebraska Constitution Art III Sec 27

NEBRASKA

MAIN LAW


Wolves, skunks, all felines, and all bears: BANS except for a zoo, park, refuge, wildlife area, and nature center owned or operated by a government agency, AZA, ZAA, or those who raise bobcats or Canada lynx for their fur under a captive wildlife permit

(Nebraska Rev. Statutes 37-477 (2)).


EXOTIC ANIMALS


Exotic animal auctions and swap meets are regulated under the Exotic Animal Auction and Swap Meet Act.  (LB 884, 3/28/2014)



NATIVE SPECIES


Wild birds and mammals: Captive born species listed in title 163, chapter 4-008-01(b) are legal under a permit, but bobcats and Canada lynx may only be held for commercial purposes.  Exempt are zoos, parks, refuges, wildlife areas, government nature centers, and USDA circuses. 

  • Captive Wildlife Permit
  • Rehabilitation Permit
  • Scientific Collector’s Permit
  • Captive Wildlife Auction Permit (auctions)


(Nebraska Rev. Statutes 37-202 to 37-247, 37-477 to 37-482; 163 Nebraska Admin Code Ch. 1-006, Ch. 4-008)


INVASIVE SPECIES


BANS Asian raccoon dogs, San Juan rabbits, white-tailed deer, red deer, mule deer, hybrids and wild pigs, except mule deer possessed before July 24, 2002.



HEALTH LAW


 Hybrid dogs: Require rabies vaccination within one year after vaccine is USDA approved except research facilities and those being imported for less than 30 days.  

(Nebraska Rev. Statutes 71-4401 to 77-4412)


IMPORT


Requires a permit and Certificate of Veterinary Examination.  Species listed in 008-08A may be imported, along with wildlife headed to an AZA facility, government agency facility, USDA exhibitor prior to January 1, 2006, or USDA circus or directly transported through Nebraska. 

(Nebraska Rev. Statutes 37-524, 37-547 to 37-550; 23 Nebraska Admin Code Ch. 2; 163 Nebraska Admin Code Ch. 4-008)

STATE AGENCY


 Game and Parks Commission      

    Wildlife Division
    2200 N. 33rd Street

    Lincoln, NE 68503-0370       
    (402) 471-5432 or 471-0641        

Meets: Six times a year 


NEXT MEETING: Aug 15-16


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PERMITS

Captive Wildlife/Other

Raptor Collecting Permit