Captive wildlife rules

Public Hearings: 6-8 pm each day

Apr 12
Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville, 1714 SW 34th Street,
Gainesville, FL 32607

Apr 25
Springhill Suites Orlando at Flamingo Crossing
13279 Hartzog Road, Winter Garden, Florida 34787

Apr 26
Homewood Suites by Hilton Palm Beach Gardens 4700 Donald Ross Road, Palm Beach Gardens

Meeting: Jul 13, 2022 - Unknown

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

ARKANSAS 220-2-.168 rule change

Increases fees of commercial permits

Hearing: Jun 27, 2022 
Comments: Jul 5, 2022  

IDAHO 13.01.10 Rule Review


Meeting: Jul 28, 2022 @ 8 am @ Salmon Regional Office

WYOMING GAME AND FISH Rule change proposals

Introduced: Apr 18, 2022 - Comments due June 3 by 5 pm

Public Hearings:
May 9, 2022
5:30 PM
Casper Game and Fish Regional Office
Ch: 10, 33, 52

May 12, 2022
7:00 PM
Cheyenne Game and Fish Office
*with Zoom Option
Ch: 49, 50, 51, 53, 69

Commission Meeting: July 18-20, 2022 @ TBD

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

Comments may be mailed to: (form found at link below)

Wyoming Game and Fish Department
Wildlife Division
ATTN: Regulations
3030 Energy Lane
Casper, WY 82604


Submit Online: HERE

florida fish & Wildlife commission ONLINE PERMIT RULES

Revising various rules to refer to new online system for permits

Meeting: May 4, 2022 @ 8:30 am

Hilton University of Florida Conference Center
1714 SW 34th Street
Gainesville, Florida, 32607

68A-6.004 Possession of Class I, II, and III Wildlife: Permit Application Criteria WITHDRAWN 6/3 - REFILED 6/13 as amended

68A-6.010 Facility Requirements for Class I, II and III Wildlife WITHDRAWN 6/3 - REFILED 6/13

68A-6.017 Possession and Exhibition of Venomous Reptiles and Reptiles of Concern WITHDRAWN 6/3 - REFILED 6/13

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

68A-9.005 Falconry WITHDRAWN 6/1 - NOT REFILED

68A-9.006 Wildlife Rehabilitation Permit WITHDRAWN 6/2 - REFILED 6/13

68A-12.004 Possession or Sale of Birds or Mammals; Taxidermy Operations and Mounting Requirements WITHDRAWN 6/9 - REFILED 6/13

68A-12.010 Regulations Governing the Operation of Private Hunting Preserves WITHDRAWN 6/3 - REFILED 6/13

68A-12.011 Regulations Governing the Establishment and Operation of Game Farms WITHDRAWN 6/3 - REFILED 6/13

Rules withdrawn and REFILED 6/13/22 - Hearing must be requested in 21 days

Amendments: submit application on http://www.myFWC.com or http://www.GoOutdoorsFlorida.com, 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

montana fish, wildlife parks caracal cat petition

Petition to make caracal cats a prohibited species.

Rule-making Meeting: Apr 19, 2022

Hearing: Jul 18, 2022

Comments due: Jul 22

Meeting: Aug 25, 2022



Requires permit to propagate protected nongame; adds hybrids, crawfish frog, little grass frogs, mudpuppy, reticulated siren, and ALL king snakes; makes corrections; restricts Eastern diamondback rattlesnakes; Limits box turtles to 1

Comments due and Meeting: Aug 4, 2022 @ TBD

CALIFORNIA Wildlife Resources Committee Bullfrogs/turtles

Bullfrogs and Non-native Turtles Stakeholder Plan Update to be given

Status: Committee Meeting Jan 13, 2022 and May 19, 2022

Meeting: Sep 15, 2022 @ TBD

CALIFORNIA Wildlife Resources falconry Rule Review

Reviewing falconry rules

Received at May 2022 meeting

Meeting: TBD


North Carolina wildlife resources rule changes

Introduced 4/24/22

Public Hearing: Jun 7, 2022 @ 2 pm  Virtually

Comments due Jul 15

15A NCAC 10B .0216 Falconry

15A NCAC 10B .0405 Fur Dealers

15A NCAC 10C .0214 Fish Collectors

State Agency Meetings

hawaii agriculture Rule restricted animal list part a

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

Comments due: Jun 8, 2022

Meeting: TBD

North Carolina wildlife resources rule changes

Public Hearing:
Jun 28, 2022 @ 2 pm  Virtually

Comments due: Jul 15

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)

TEXAS Zoological facilities 57.111 & 57.114

Amends controlled exotic species permit for zoological display to say that it is for display of controlled exotic species in a zoological facility

Comments due:
Aug 24, 2022 @ 5 pm
          Monica McGarrity
          Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
          4200 Smith School Road
          Austin, Texas 78744

Phone – (512) 552-3465      Email - monica.mcgarrity@tpwd.texas.gov             

Online - www.tpwd.texas.gov


VIRGINIA Rule change proposals

Comments due: Jul 26, 2022

Hearing: Aug 18, 2022 @ TBD

Adoption Meeting: Jan 2023

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)

temporary results

CALIFORNIA Wildlife Resources Rehabilitation rule

Rehabilitation rule change

Received at May 2022 meeting

Meeting: Sep 15, 2022 @ TBD

CALIFORNIA Wildlife Resources AZA/ZAA rule

Received at May 2022 meeting

Meeting: TBD

COLORADO PARKS & Wildlife commission rule Chapter 11

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

Meeting: May 4-5, 2022 - CONSIDERED - NO ACTION

Adoption Meeting: Jul 21-22, 2022 @ 8 am

CALIFORNIA Wildlife Resources Restricted SPecies Rule Review

Reviewing restricted Species Rules

Meeting: Sep 15, 2022 @ TBD