STATE AGENCY


Import/ Wolf Hybrids:

Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food      

        Division of Animal Industry
        PO Box 2042

        Concord, NH 03302-2042      
        (603) 271-2404        


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     107 North Main Street

     Concord, New Hampshire, 03301


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MAIN LAW


Wildlife Classifications (separate lists for possession, importation and release):


  • Non-controlled (no permit)
  • Controlled (permit needed) - includes unlisted species
  • Prohibited (banned)


Uncontrolled and Category 1 controlled species may be kept as pets. Exempt are department employees, aquaculture and falconry, rehabilitators with native wildlife, wildlife under other state licenses, wolf hybrids, and TICA or CFA feline hybrids at least 3 generations removed. Unclassified species are now considered prohibited except for Category 5 Exhibitors with waiver. 


Permit Categories:

  • Category 1 Individual Person
  • Category 2 Propagator
  • Category 3 Individual Training and Shooting
  • Category 4 Regulated Shooting Area
  • Category 5 Exhibitor
  • Category 6 Aquaculturists


 (NH RSA 207.14, 207.15A; NH Code Admin R Fis 800)



EXOTIC ANIMALS

NOTE: Venomous reptiles are now limited to those normally capable of inflicting serious or fatal injuries to humans. 


Summary of Reptile and Amphibians Rules  (NH Code Admin. R Fis 811, Agr 1703)

Wolf hybrids: BANS sale of wolf hybrids less than 5 generations removed, but allows temporary import for competitive events if altered. There are other requirements.

(NH Admin R Agr 3100; NH RSA 466-A)


SPECIAL PERMITS

Wildlife Rehabilitation Permit (Class I Apprentice and Class II) is to keep injured wildlife 6 months or orphaned wildlife 10 months, and it requires 48 hours notice of new endangered or threatened species, black bear, white-tailed deer, moose or bobcats. Unreleaseable animals may be kept under a possession permit for surrogate parents or captive propagation or research or under an exhibition permit for educational displays and programs. 


(NH Code Admin. R Fis 812)



IMPORT


Pet birds must have import permit and certificate of veterinary inspection, and ferrets require a certificate but no permit.  Ferrets also must be 6 weeks, have canine distemper shot and rabies (over 3 mos.)

(NH RSA 436.99 to 436.109, 437.10 to 437.13; NH Code Admin R Agr 1701, 1703, 2115.01, 2117)

NEW HAMPSHIRE

STATE AGENCY


Native Species:

      Fish and Game

      Wildlife Division
     11 Hazen Drive

     Concord, NH 03301       
  (603) 271-2461 or 271-3421        

Board: Fish and Game

             Commission


Meets: Monthly (2nd Wed)


NEXT MEETING: Aug 8


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