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Wildlife Species Guide

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Captive Wildlife Permits and Regulations

A CAPTIVE WILDLIFE PERMIT IS REQUIRED ON THE BIRDS AND ANIMALS LiSTED IN THE TABLE BELOW INCLUDING EGGS FROM THESE SPECIES:

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Badger
Beaver
**Bobcat
**Lynx
Fox - Gray, Red
Mink - except mutation
Muskrat
Opossum
Raccoon
River Otter
Weasel – long-tailed
Squirrel - Fox, Gray, Flying
Cottontail Rabbit

Partridge - Hungarian, Chukar
Pheasant - Ring neck or Common Pheasant
Quail - Bobwhite
* Swan - Trumpeter, Tundra
Crows
*Ducks
* Geese (Wild Geese: Blue, Snow, Canada, White-front, Ross, Brandt, Etc.)
Grouse - Sharp-tail, Prairie Chicken
Turkey - All wild species


Sheep - Bighorn (restricted in Banner, Box, Cheyenne, Dawes, Kimball, Morrill, Scotts Bluff, Sheridan and Sioux counties)

Migratory - All species protected by Migratory Bird Treaty Act. *
* Federal permit required in addition to state permit
**
For commercial purposes only


NO PERSON SHALL KEEP THE FOLLOWING IN CAPTIVITY IN NEBRASKA NOR WILL A PERMIT BE ISSUED:

Wolf
Skunk
Felidae -wild cats, cougars, tigers (except bobcats and Lynx - see previous table)
Ursidae (bears)
All Threatened and
Endangered Species
All Hawks, owls, eagles

Species in need of Conservation -

Jackrabbits (blacktail and whitetail)
Short horned Lizard
Asian Raccoon Dog
White-tailed Deer
Mule Deer
Red Deer
Wild Pig
Song birds are protected by state and federal law and no permit shall be issued for these species.

NO PERSON MAY TAKE OR KEEP IN CAPTIVITY ANY PROTECTED SPECIES THAT HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM THE WILD.

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