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Importing Wildlife
Captive Wildlife

All species of wildlife, whether native or exotic are subject to Arkansas Game and Fish Commission regulations, however importation regulations vary based on the possible threat that each captive wildlife species may pose to the native wildlife species, habitats, and people of Arkansas.

Unrestricted Species: Species on the Unrestricted Captive Wildlife Species List (Addendum R1.01) can be brought into or through Arkansas without a permit from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. The Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission may have regulations that apply.

Permitted Species: Species on the Permitted Captive Wildlife Species List (Addendum R1.02) may only be brought into or through Arkansas with a Commission-issued Wildlife Importation Permit. There are a few exceptions to the need for a permit that can be found in Code 9.10. Such permits will require a veterinary inspection prior to entry into the state. The Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission may also have regulations that apply.

Prohibited Species: Species on the Prohibited Captive Wildlife Species List (Addendum R1.03) may only be brought into or through Arkansas in limited circumstances in accordance with Code 9.11 Exceptions. The Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission may also have regulations that apply.