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NAC 503.140 Species for which certain permits and licenses are not required: Specification; release; sale; exceptions. (NRS 501.105, 501.181, 503.597, 504.295)
1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4 and NAC 503.500 to 503.535, inclusive, the following animals may be possessed, transported, imported and exported without a permit or license issued by the Department:
(q) All felines, except mountain lions and bobcats;
(r) Wolves;
2. Species listed in this section must not be released into the wild, except as otherwise authorized by the Department in writing.
3. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, lawfully acquired species listed in this section may be sold in Nevada.
4. This section does not authorize the sale, possession, transportation, importation or exportation of animals in violation of any applicable federal or state law, county or city ordinance, or any regulation adopted pursuant thereto.
[Bd. of Fish & Game Commrs, No. 20 27.11, eff. 10-1-76] (NAC A by Bd. of Wildlife Commrs, 11-5-81; 2-28-94; 5-22-97)

Russ Mason, PhD
Chief, Game Division
Nevada Department Of Wildlife
1100 Valley Road
Reno, NV 89512
(775) 688 1520
[rmason @ ndow.org]


Disclaimer: Please check all local, city, county, township, homeowners' ordinances in your area first before acquiring any hybrid or exotic animals.




Laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations from all levels of government affect the ownership of exotic and hybrid animals. It is strongly recommended that county and city laws, and homeowners association rules be researched prior to buying or selling any hybrid animal.

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