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New Mexico Legislature

           411 S Capitol St
           Santa Fe, NM 87501


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Convenes: Jan (3rd Tue)


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         Even Years: 30 calendar days


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STATE AGENCY


   Department of Game and Fish    

   Law Enforcement Division

   P.O. Box 25112

   One Wildlife Way

   Santa Fe, NM 87504 
   (505) 476-8064 or 476-8000        

Board: Game Commission


Meets: Monthly 


NEXT MEETING: Aug 23


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PERMITS

Special Use Permits

NEW MEXICO

MAIN LAWS


Predatory animals: Game commission must approve possession and use permits for certain purposes listed.  (Rule Effective 12/15/2014)   

 BANS keeping felines, crocodiles, wolves, alligators, and primates as pets (No source). The Health Department has the authority to regulate any subhuman primate, skunk, raccoon, fox or sylvatic carnivores as pets (NMSA 77-18-1).


 
NATIVE SPECIES


  •  Class A Parks and Lakes Permit (sell NMSA 17-2-3 protected mammals and birds - 2nd permit needed for over 3200 acres)
  • Wildlife Rehabilitation Permit (rehabilitate wildlife up to 180 days - BANS displays) 
  • Educational Permit (wildlife educational programs - BANS public contact except herp under permit along with displaying tame animals or those that look like pets)
  • Falconry Permits
  • Reptile and Amphibians Commercial collecting permit (take for commercial purposes except rattlesnake roundup & noncommercial lizard races and those prior to 1/1/2001 - annual limit)


(NMSA 17-2-4.2; NMAC 19.35.10; NMAC 19.35)

 Captive cervid rules were amended 1/31/2014.

Protected furbearers: BANS except raccoons with a permit. (NMSA 17-5-2)

 Skunks: Captive born skunks legal with permit.  Exempts zoological parks and research institutions. (NMAC 7.4.2.12) 

Jaguars: BANS as protected species whenever they are removed from federal endangered species act. (NMSA 17-2-4.1)

Raptors: PERMIT required for hawks, vultures and owls.  Issues Indian religious permit, scientific permit or falconry permit.  (NMSA 17-2-14)


HEALTH LAWS


 Wild-caught animals that bite humans must be euthanized except rodents or hares.
(NMAC 7.4.2.9, 7.4.2.11)
 


IMPORT


Importation rules for exotic animals:


  • Group 1 (LEGAL without PERMIT)
  • Group II (PERMIT – not dangerous/invasive)
  • Group III (OTHER RULES - minimal concern)
  • Group IV (BANS - dangerous/endangered/threatened/CITES Appendix I/furbearer – exempts scientific studies, restoration and recovery plans, zoological displays, temporary events/entertainment, service animals or qualified expert)


 (New Mexico Admin Code 19.35.7, 2010)