STATE AGENCIes


Native Species:

Fish and Game
100 N. Bismarck Expressway Bismarck, ND 58501-5095            
(701) 328-6300  

Board: Game and Fish Advisory

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Meets: Twice a year (Each district)


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     600 E. Boulevard Ave.

     Bismarck, ND

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NORTH DAKOTA

STATE AGENCY


Nontraditional Livestock:

      Department of Agriculture
      600 E. Boulevard Avenue

      Dept 602

      Bismarck, ND 58505-0020   
     (701) 328-2655
     
Board: Board of Animal Health


Meets: Quarterly


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Non-Traditional Livestock Advisory Council


Meets: Yearly 


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MAIN LAW


Nontraditional livestock (all captive wildlife): Zoos and research and educational facilities must comply with nontraditional livestock rules, but licensed zoos and USDA Class B Brokers dealing with zoos may get exemptions for testing for rare animals.  Classified as:

  • Category 1 (domestic)
  • Category 2 (pose health or environmental risks and require license)
  • Category 3 (inherently dangerous)
  • Exempt Animals (no import or certificate needed)
  • Prohibited Animals (banned)


Require a Nontraditional Livestock Auction Permit for auctions and certificates of veterinary inspection.  Applications must be submitted 30 days before the event, along with records of all consigned animals 10 days prior.  A vet must be on the premises.  Category 3 buyers must have a license before bidding, and Category 2 buyers have 10 days after purchase to apply for a license.



EXOTIC ANIMALS

Venomous reptiles require a permit, which is only issued for an educational purpose, such as research or for displays at schools, institutes of higher education, wildlife preserves and zoos.  

 (North Dakota Admin Code 48-12-01; North Dakota Century Code 36-01)


NATIVE SPECIES
 

Raccoons and skunks: BANNED except for USDA licensed zoos and is furthered regulated under 48-13-1. 


The propagation and domestication of protected live birds and animals requires a permit from the state veterinarian, and they may be sold or transferred (North Dakota Century Code 20.1-09). 


Wolves and coyotes kept as domestic animals may be killed if caught killing, injuring or bothering livestock or poultry (North Dakota Century Code 36-21-10).  Captive mountain lions, wolves, and wolf hybrids must be tattooed inside the ear with an ID number obtained from the Board of Animal Health. (North Dakota Admin Code 48-12-01; North Dakota Century Code 36-01)


Those raising or owning a fur-bearing animal have the same property rights as domestic owners (North Dakota Century Code 20.1-07-02).



HEALTH LAWS


The state regulates preventing rabies in wild mammals and hybrids, both captive and wild.
(North Dakota Century Code 23-36)

IMPORT


Importation of nontraditional livestock other than exempt animals requires an import permit from the state vet and a certificate of veterinary inspection.


BANS the importation of skunks and raccoons except for exhibition. Rest require import permit.  Game birds and animals require a health certificate. Imported pet songbirds may be possessed and transferred. 


(North Dakota Adm Code 48-02-01-09.1, 48-02-01-10, 30-04-04; North Dakota Century Code 20.1-04-03)