Prohibited Species in MT
Hey all you animal lovers out there! I wanted to send out a post letting everyone know which animals are prohibited to own in Montana without proper permitting. Most of them are pretty obvious. Obvious as in, why would you want to have that animal as a pet anyway?
Here's the link: http://fwp.mt.gov/fishAndWildlife/licenses/prohibited.html
You will find that it clearly states these animals are prohibited:
Apes - all of them
Monkeys - all of them
Deer family (ungulates) - most of them
And many more.
If it is not on the prohibited list, it may be on the controlled or non-controlled lists. If the animal you are looking to get is not listed, then it is automatically on the prohibited list until it has been classified. If you have any questions you should call Bette Moe at 406-444-2452. If you take possession of a prohibited animal you are hurting yourself as well as the animal.
Please make sure you are doing your research before trying to make an animal your pet.
The best pets are the domesticated ones anyway. Your dog, cat, horse, or small critter will make you a hundred times happier, calmer, and stress free.
1/16/2023 05:12:19 pm
Except as permitted in this Sub-Chapter, Montana legislation, or federal law, a live, exotic wildlife species, subspecies, or hybrid of that species may be owned, sold, acquired, or exchanged in the state without a permit. A non-controlled species cannot be reintroduced into the wild without the department's written consent. The sale, possession, transit, import, or export of a non-controlled species in contravention of any relevant federal or state legislation, regulation, county, or city ordinance is not authorized under this definition.
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