STATE AGENCY


Import, Dealer/Trucker/Market:

Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

       Division of Animal Health

       P.O. Box 8911

       Madison, WI 53708-8911
       (608) 224-4872  

Board: DATCP Board


Meets: Monthly except Jun & Oct


 NEXT MEETINGJul 24


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Import Permits

STATE AGENCY


Department of Natural Resources       

          101 S. Webster Street

          PO Box 7921

         Madison, Wisconsin

                                  53707-7921    
         (608) 266-2621

Wildlife Management:

(608) 266-2193  

   
 Board: Natural Resources Board


Meets: Monthly except Mar, Jul, Nov


NEXT MEETING: Aug 7-8 


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Captive Wildlife Licenses

STATE LAWS


Wisconsin Statutes                 Wisconsin Administrative Code

WISCONSIN

MAIN LAW


NONE



EXOTIC ANIMALS


NO PERMIT REQUIRED for exotic animals except for certain pheasants, migratory birds and harmful wild animals (cougar, bear, wild swine, mute swan, wolf hybrids).


In July 2010, wolf hybrids were required to be altered by 6 months and starting 1/1/2014 outdoor ones must meet the timber wolf enclosure requirements.  Wolf hybrids may be walked on a leash in a non public area and kept in homes.


NATIVE SPECIES


PERMIT required for those not listed in 169.04 (4) (a) except for transferring to another location or holding them for censuses or surveys for less than 24 hours, animals brought in for up to 60 days, vets, public zoos and aquariums, circuses or Circus World Museum, the department, and licensed animal markets except propagation and animal truckers and licensed animal dealers (for possession and taking from the wild only) who hold animals for less than 10 days. 

  • Captive Wild Animal Farm License (possession, propagation, exhibiting, purchase and sale of wild animals, cougars and bears and is required for skunks)
    • Class A (over $10,000 annual sales)
    • Class B (less than $10,000)


  • Wild Fur Farm License (possessing and propagating certain furbearers on 40+ acres of land not in pens)


  • Nonprofit Educational Exhibiting License (exhibition of native animals, cougars and exotic bears and sale of excess animals for nature centers, aquariums, and educational institutions)


  •  Nonresident Temporary Exhibiting License (possession and exhibition of native animals and bears for motion pictures, TV, theatrical acts, carnivals or other displays)


  • Rehabilitation License


  • Scientific Research License


(Wisconsin Statutes Ch. 169; Wisconsin Admin Code Nat. Res. 16)
 


INVASIVE SPECIES


Harmful wild animals (cougar, bear, wild and feral swine, mute swan, wolf hybrids) require special permission except for vets and public zoos and aquariums.



SPECIAL PERMITS


DATCP Permits:
 

  • Wild Animal Markets (public place where animals are traded)
  • Wild Animal Dealers (buy wild animals for resale, sale or exchange)
  • Wild Animal Truckers (hired transporters of wild animals)


NEW The rules regarding animal markets, dealers and truckers were recently revised.  See changes HERE.  (Effective 8/1/2016)

(Wisconsin Statutes Ch. 95.68, 95.69, 95.71; Wisconsin Admin Code ATCP 12)


IMPORT


Import: The DATCP requires a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection unless being brought to a vet.  BANS import of prairie dogs, tree squirrels, rope squirrels, dormice, Gambian giant pouched rats,  brush-tailed porcupine and striped mice.

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               Wisconsin State Capitol

               2 East Main St.

               Madison, Wisconsin


Sessions: 2 Years (odd-even)


Convenes: Early January


Adjourns: Early January (Next odd year)


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Wisconsin Statutes 991.11